Fat Changes during Adolescence

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Science  12 Jun 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3363, pp. 1615-1616
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3363.1615


Lower thoracic fat, as measured on serial chest plates of 259 children in Ohio, increased in girls, between ages 6.5 and 14.5 years and, in boys, between ages 6.5 and 11.5 years. No evidence for a marked loss of "baby" fat in adolescence or for "waves" of fattening around the time of puberty was found.