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IV. Life Stages

Basal Energy Expenditure     Changes with age Changes with age: Infancy Changes with age: Years of growth Changes with age: Adolescence Changes with age: Pregnancy and Lactation Changes with age: Old Age     Previous Page Next Page

Changes with age: Adolescence

Adolescence is associated with intense anabolism (growth spurt, increased lean body mass).

Data on which to base recommendations for adolescents are sparse. The following are clearly important, and risk of deficiency is real:

Obesity and eating disorders can be serious problems. These will be discussed later in the course.

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