02 October 2013
Body composition from birth to 6 mo of age in Ethiopian infants: reference data obtained by air-displacement plethysmography.
A new peer-reviewed article published on the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reporting a research study on body composition in a cohort of Ethiopian infants.
The aim of the study was to develop reference data for fat mass and fat free mass from birth to 6 months of age in an African population. Almost 200 babies were tested with the PEA POD in this study with over 2000 test performed over the first 6 months of life of these subjects.
This study represents a first step toward providing a useful reference tool on FM and FFM from an urban sub-Saharan African context, important for clinical care and research.
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Body composition from birth to 6 mo of age in Ethiopian infants: reference data obtained by air-displacement plethysmography"
- Authors: Gregers S Andersen, Tsinuel Girma, Jonathan CK Wells, Pernille Kæstel, Marilena Leventi, Anne-Louise Hother, Kim F Michaelsen, and Henrik Friis. Steno Diabetes Center, Gentofte, Denmark (GSA); the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (TG); the Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom (JCKW); the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
- Published in:Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Oct;98(4):885-94
The article can be downloaded at the following link: click here