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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014, 2(1), 32-34
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-2-1-6
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Overweight and Physical Activity as a Measure of Age at Menarche in Females

Ajita1 and Jiwanjot1,

1Department of Sports Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab

Pub. Date: February 12, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Role of Exercise in Prevention of Obesity in Children)

Cite this paper:
Ajita and Jiwanjot. Overweight and Physical Activity as a Measure of Age at Menarche in Females. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014; 2(1):32-34. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-2-1-6

Abstract

The present study is conducted on 62 girls, out of which 31 girls belong to physically active group with a training age of 8.95 years and 31 girls are from physically inactive group considered as control group. The girls were evaluated for their decimal age, age at menarche, height, weight body fat percentage and BMI. The body mass index and body fat percentages were significantly correlated and an inverse correlation was found. The higher body mass index, the lower was the age at menarche. The physically inactive girls were overweight and also early mature. The age of menarche of physically active girls was significantly delayed as compared to their inactive counterparts.

Keywords:
physical activity BMI body fat menarche

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