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Body fat and adipose tissue cellularity in infants: a longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  859445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Body fat, fat cell size, and fat cell number were determined in a longitudinal study on 16 normal-weight infants during the age period 1-18 mo. The methods used included whole-body counting of 40K for determination of body fat and adipose tissue biopsies. A new method of calculation of body fat in infants is presented. No sex differences were found. Body fat expressed as per cent of body weight increased from 16.2% to 28.1%. From 1 to 12 mo of age the expansion of body fat was explained by and increase in fat cell size, while in the age period 12-18 mo it was mainly due to an increase in fat cell number. At 18 mo lthe fat cell size was the same as in 8-yr-old girls and 22-yr-old women (normal-weight females previously studied). The fat cell number at 18 mo, however, was far below the number at 8 yr of age, as well as the still higher number of the 22-yr-old women.
A Häger; L Sjöstrm; B Arvidsson; P Björntorp; U Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Metabolism: clinical and experimental     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0026-0495     ISO Abbreviation:  Metab. Clin. Exp.     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-30     Completed Date:  1977-06-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375267     Medline TA:  Metabolism     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology*,  cytology
Body Weight
Extracellular Space
Longitudinal Studies
Models, Biological
Potassium / metabolism
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