ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION FACTORS IN ADOLESCENT BALLET SCHOOL STUDENTS.
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2003;53(3):71–75
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The purpose of this study was to asses the impact of professional education in a ballet school on total energy expenditure, energy balance and nutritional status of pupils. In 44 girls (x age = 13 ± 1) from a professional elite Dance School (BSD) and 29 girls (x age = 13 ± 1) selected from a local primary school, constituting the control group (CG), daily energy expenditure (TEE) - by 24-h heart rate monitoring method (HR), and energy intake (DEI) - by 24-h dietary recall (record), were estimated. Subjects were also assessed for body composition using BIA method and simple anthropometrical indices, and skinfold thickness. The ballet school dancers¢ TEE values were significantly greater than the these of the control group (11.04 ± 1.3 MJ/24 h vs. 9.47 ± 1.3 MJ/24 h, p
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