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Age changes in the anthropometric and body composition characteristics of the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Cachar district, Assam

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DOI: 10.4236/abb.2010.12017    5,653 Downloads   11,490 Views Citations

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Generally all morphological physical features of human body change throughout ones life span, the rates of change are not constant and there are certain ages when anthropometric characteristics reach its peak. The maturity of the anthropometric characteristics varies among populations/communities and sexes due to genetic make-up, environment and other concomitants. Present study examined the nature and extent of age related changes in anthropometric and body composition characteristics among the adult Bishnupriya Manipuris of Cachar district, Assam. Some anthropometric data and body composition characteristics analysed and compared between/among 5age cohorts to see age changes. Study results show significant age changes in some anthropometric characteristics and some body composition characteristics. However, age specific changes could not been determined due to small sample size.

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Das, B. and Roy, S. (2010) Age changes in the anthropometric and body composition characteristics of the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Cachar district, Assam. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 1, 122-130. doi: 10.4236/abb.2010.12017.

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