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Height is an important factor in the balance of healthy young

Search USP analyzed the postural balance of men and women with normal weight or overweight in a fixed platform

 
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Study of Faculty of Medicine, USP reveals that the balance of a young (between 20 and 40 years), healthy and your Body Mass Index (BMI) within the average depends only on its height. The research analyzed the postural balance of men and women with normal weight or overweight on a stationary platform.

For women, the factor that most influenced the balance was bone mineral density, and height.

The BMI is considered healthy one that is between 18.6 and 24.9. This value is determined by dividing the mass by the square of height of the person.

The equilibrium analysis is important because it defines which groups are more susceptible to falling. If the person oscillates too, she may be more likely to suffer falls. The higher, the worse the balance, explains the physical therapist and educator Angelica Castillo Alonso.

She says she was surprised by the survey results. In a previous study, the researcher had conducted tests on an unstable platform that made continuous movements and multiaxial, ie for all sides. In this work, she found that fat mass, BMI and height are more significant for these cases of unstable surface than on a stable surface. It is surprising because we thought that, where we seek to delve body composition, considering values ​​as lean mass, fat mass, bone mineral density and 12 other variables, we could have more accurate results, since BMI is not a reliable measure, and this would make a difference. But we proved that on a stable surface, this is not explained.

The finding is important because it clarifies which variables needed to map the balance of a certain group. Now we know that to make an assessment on a young woman with a BMI within the normal range, the only variable with which I have to worry about is the height, thus facilitating future analysis processes that can now make use of a method more defined.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Balance    Height    Body Mass Index    BMI    USP    Universidade de São Paulo   
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