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ERIC Number: EJ1019847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Observing Anthropometric and Acanthosis Nigrican Changes among Children Over Time
Law, Jennifer; Northrup, Karen; Wittberg, Richard; Lilly, Christa; Cottrell, Lesley
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n6 p435-441 Dec 2013
This study assessed the anthropometrics and acanthosis nigricans (AN) in a sample of 7,337 children at two assessments. Four groups of children were identified based on the presence of AN at both time points: those who never had the marker, those who gained the marker, those who lost the marker, and those who maintained the marker. Group differences in height, weight, body composition, and the amount of change in these variables over time were explored. Our findings demonstrated that children who maintain or gain the AN marker had the greatest height, weight, and body composition changes over time. It is apparent that the AN marker does disappear in some children and that this is associated with lower weight gain and body composition loss. If interventions can be developed targeting children who present with the marker, it is likely that their risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be reduced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Grade 2; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
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