Alterations in growth and body composition during puberty: III. Influence of maturation, gender, body composition, fat distribution, aerobic fitness, and energy expenditure on nocturnal growth hormone release
Roemmich, J.N.; Clark, P.A.; Mai, V.; Berr, S.S.; Weltman, A.; Veldhuis, J.D.; Rogol, A.D.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 83(5): 1440-1447
ISSN/ISBN: 0021-972X PMID: 9589636 DOI: 10.1210/jcem.83.5.4760
Relationships among gender, sexual maturation, 4-compartment model estimates of body composition, body fat distribution (magnetic resonance imaging for abdominal visceral fat and anthropometrics), aerobic fitness, basal and total energy expenditure, and overnight growth hormone (GH) release in an ultrasensitive chemiluminescence assay in healthy prepubertal and pubertal boys (n=18 and 11, respectively) and girls (n=12 and 18, respectively).