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Review Article - Journal of Food Nutrition and Health (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1

Anthropometric changes with aging and their association with different health complications.

All morphological physical features of human body change throughout one’s life span and the rates of change are not constant. The maturity of the anthropometric characteristics varies among populations due to genetic make-up, environment and other concomitants. Generally, physical dimensions are at peak from age 20 to 35 years. In this stage a maximum level is attained by the physiological capacity of various systems. Physiological functions start to decline after 35 years at different rates in different people. There is continuous quantitative and qualitative reduction of skeletal muscle mass and fat redistribution in the body. As people aged abdominal fat also increased with age and it affect the women waist circumference, Waist-Hip circumference ratio these compositional changes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and different other health problems.

Author(s): Mahima Rana, Pragya Upadhyaya, Gita Bisla

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