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July 1934

GROWTH AND BASAL METABOLISM: II. BASAL METABOLISM OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

TOKYO, JAPAN

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(1):35-38. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960140044004
Abstract

The first paper in this series1 dealt with the basal metabolism of preschool children. In this report I shall consider the basal metabolism of elementary school children. There have been many reports of experiments in this field because of the comparative easiness of the experimental process and also because of the greater interest manifested in school children. Benedict and Talbot2 and Levine3 especially have made valuable contributions. In Japan, Takahira4 made a study in the institute with which I am associated. I have devoted myself to obtaining a general view of the basal metabolism of normal Japanese elementary school children as a part of my studies on growth and basal metabolism.

EXPERIMENTAL METHOD  Twenty-five children, eleven boys and fourteen girls, between the ages of 6 years and 6 months and 11 years and 9 months served as subjects. They were all healthy, and their weight, height,

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