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[Body composition analysis in ballet dancers].
Med Pregl. 2003 Nov-Dec; 56(11-12):579-83.MP

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the nutritional status and body composition in female ballet dancers and a group of non-athletic female controls.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

The study group consisted of 30 female ballet dancers, aged 17.4 +/- 2.01, whereas the control group included 30 non-athletic female examinees, aged 18.00 years on average. Height and weight were measured and body mass index (BMI) was calculated in all subjects. Body composition was estimated using the bioelectrical impedance method.

RESULTS

Body composition analysis of ballet dancers revealed significantly lower values of body fat mass compared to the control group (18.85 +/- 4.50% vs. 23.41 +/- 4.34). Most examinees in both groups were of normal weight. 50% of ballet dancers and 23.33% of examinees in the control group were underweight, while overweight subjects were registered only in the control group. Most underweight ballet dancers had lower body fat mass, whereas majority of underweight examinees in the control group presented with normal body fat mass. Normal-weight obesity was established in 40.91% candidates in the control and 6.67% in the study group.

CONCLUSION

Ballet dancers had significantly lower values of body mass and BMI, compared to the study group. In order to prevent very serious complications caused by changes in size and proportion of some body compartments, it is necessary to carry out assessment of body composition more often in high-risk groups, such as the study group of ballet dancers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Zavod za anatomiju, Medicinski fakultet, Novi Sad.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

srp

PubMed ID

15080055

Citation

Mihajlović, Bojan, and Sasa Mijatov. "[Body Composition Analysis in Ballet Dancers]." Medicinski Pregled, vol. 56, no. 11-12, 2003, pp. 579-83.
Mihajlović B, Mijatov S. [Body composition analysis in ballet dancers]. Med Pregl. 2003;56(11-12):579-83.
Mihajlović, B., & Mijatov, S. (2003). [Body composition analysis in ballet dancers]. Medicinski Pregled, 56(11-12), 579-83.
Mihajlović B, Mijatov S. [Body Composition Analysis in Ballet Dancers]. Med Pregl. 2003 Nov-Dec;56(11-12):579-83. PubMed PMID: 15080055.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Body composition analysis in ballet dancers]. AU - Mihajlović,Bojan, AU - Mijatov,Sasa, PY - 2004/4/15/pubmed PY - 2004/5/25/medline PY - 2004/4/15/entrez SP - 579 EP - 83 JF - Medicinski pregled JO - Med Pregl VL - 56 IS - 11-12 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the nutritional status and body composition in female ballet dancers and a group of non-athletic female controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 30 female ballet dancers, aged 17.4 +/- 2.01, whereas the control group included 30 non-athletic female examinees, aged 18.00 years on average. Height and weight were measured and body mass index (BMI) was calculated in all subjects. Body composition was estimated using the bioelectrical impedance method. RESULTS: Body composition analysis of ballet dancers revealed significantly lower values of body fat mass compared to the control group (18.85 +/- 4.50% vs. 23.41 +/- 4.34). Most examinees in both groups were of normal weight. 50% of ballet dancers and 23.33% of examinees in the control group were underweight, while overweight subjects were registered only in the control group. Most underweight ballet dancers had lower body fat mass, whereas majority of underweight examinees in the control group presented with normal body fat mass. Normal-weight obesity was established in 40.91% candidates in the control and 6.67% in the study group. CONCLUSION: Ballet dancers had significantly lower values of body mass and BMI, compared to the study group. In order to prevent very serious complications caused by changes in size and proportion of some body compartments, it is necessary to carry out assessment of body composition more often in high-risk groups, such as the study group of ballet dancers. SN - 0025-8105 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15080055/[Body_composition_analysis_in_ballet_dancers]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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