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Body mass as a factor in stature change

Fowler, Neil E. and Rodacki, André L. F. and Provensi, Clever Luiz Gregolin and Rodacki, Cíntia de Lourd Nahhas (2005) Body mass as a factor in stature change. Clinical Biomechanics, 20 (8). pp. 799-805. ISSN 0268-0033

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Background. Back pain is a common condition which has been described as a serious public health problem. Spinal shrinkage has been used as an index of spinal loading in a range of tasks. Epidemiological evidence shows that body mass index (BMI: 30 kg/m2) is related to the development of low back pain however, no studies have described the stature change patterns of obese individuals. This study aimed to compare changes in stature after an exercise task in obese and non-obese individuals.

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