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A study on the Growth, Skeletal Matrutity of Children with Obesity

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2012, 12(1), pp.9-19
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Kim Cho Young 1 Chang Gyu Tae 1

1강동경희대학교병원 한방소아과

ABSTRACT

ObjectivesThis study was designed to find out the relationships between obesity and growth, skeletal maturity among children by analyzing bodycomposition and bone age. MethodsSubjects were composed of 577 children from six years to seventeen years of age, without any other diseases related to growth, weremeasured their body composition and bone age. ResultsAs obesity index was increased, the RH-MPH(%) and skeletal maturity significantly was also increased. The RH-MPH(%) of the obesity groupwas significantly increased than that of normal weight group; the skeletal maturity was more increased in th obesity group. It means the recentheight of obese children was more taller than that of inherited from the parents, while skeletal maturity of obese children was more rapidlyprogressing. The RH-MPH(%) was increased in children who revealed stage of second sexual character; skeletal maturity was decreased inchildren who developed secondary sexual character. ConclusionsObesity children might be taller than what it supposed to be. However, obesity could cause the increase of skeletal maturity. It means thegrowth plate of obese children has been closed early.

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