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April 1937

GROWTH AND BASAL METABOLISM: V. BASAL METABOLISM OF HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN

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TOKYO, JAPAN

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(4):985-990. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140110055005
Abstract

It is at present an interesting and at the same time a difficult problem to establish normal standards of basal metabolism for children at puberty. Since the report made on the basal metabolism of preschool and elementary school children in previous papers,1 I have attempted to make a general survey on the metabolism of children of high school grade—the most difficult problem of today in connection with basal metabolism. In this report I present an approximate value for the metabolism of these children. The next paper in the series2 treats of the effect of puberty on the metabolism of children; in other words, it gives the results of individual observations on the metabolic change throughout pubescence. Thus comparison has been made with the results of other investigators.

EXPERIMENTAL METHOD  Twenty-three high school children, ten boys and thirteen girls, between the ages of 12 years and 1 month and

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