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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects Of Altitude On Physical Growth In Children And Adolescents [efectos De La Altitud Sobre El Crecimiento Físico En Niños Y Adolescents]
Author: Cossio-Bolanos M.A.
de Arruda M.
Nunez Alvarez V.
Lancho Alonso J.L.
Abstract: Populations living at high altitudes have a slight delay in linear growth and a larger diameter and chest circumference of the inhabitants of regions near the sea level. These differences are attributed to the phenomenon of hypobaria, as well as socioeconomic, nutritional and environmental. The purpose of this review is to show the effects that altitude and summarize the research evaluating the impact in high altitudes on the physical growth variables. Consequently there are no standardized studies to assess physical growth in population in the process of growth, thus using as a standard studies of sea level (World Health Organisation and NCHS). Therefore, it is necessary to develop studies in populations of altitude using representative samples and can be generalized to this type of reality. © 2010 Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte.
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Date Issue: 2011
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