publication . Article . 2017

Comparison of Body Composition and Energy Intake of Young Female Ballet Dancers and Ordinary School Girls

Līga Kalniņa; Guntars Selga; Melita Sauka; Aija Randoha; Eva Krasovska; Viesturs Lāriņš;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B (issn: 1407-009X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sciendo
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The aim of this study is to assess body fat level, energy and nutrient intake of adolescent ballet dancers and to compare these results with those of adolescents from ordinary school. Participants included 39 ballet dancers and 70 adolescents from ordinary school. Body composition was measured using a multi-frequency 8-polar bioelectrical impedance leg-to-hand analyser (X-Scan Plus II, Korea). Dietary intakes were assessed using a three-day estimated food record. Nutritional intake was calculated using the Nutri Survey software. Ballet dancers were slightly shorter, lighter, with less fat and fat-free mass compared to gi...
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free text keywords: ballet dancers, body composition, dietary intake, Science, Q, Multidisciplinary, Developmental psychology, Young female, Ballet
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publication . Article . 2017

Comparison of Body Composition and Energy Intake of Young Female Ballet Dancers and Ordinary School Girls

Līga Kalniņa; Guntars Selga; Melita Sauka; Aija Randoha; Eva Krasovska; Viesturs Lāriņš;