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Muscle mass is the main somatic growth indicator associated with increasing blood pressure with age in children and adolescents

Body Composition Assessment
Zaniqueli et al.
Used Parameters : MM, BFM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Brazil

Journal : J Clin Hypertens

Studies have shown that lean mass must be an important determinant of blood pressure value in children and adolescents. The absence of adjustment for the collinearity between lean and fat mass (FM), restricted age span, and lack of separate analysis by sex leave a gap in the literature. This study determined direct and indirect effects of the somatic growth indicators linked to the association between age and systolic blood pressure (SBP) in boys and girls. This is a cross‐sectional study comprising 1,510 participants (6‐18 years). Path …
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