Growth and adrenarche: findings from the CATS observational study.
Anne-Lise Goddings, Russell M Viner, Lisa Mundy, Helena Romaniuk, Charlotte Molesworth, John B Carlin, Nicholas B Allen, George C Patton
Arch Dis Child | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that patterns of pubertal maturation are associated with different patterns of health risk. This study aimed to explore the associations between anthropometric measures and salivary androgen concentrations in pre-adolescent children. METHODS: We analysed a stratified random sample (N=1151) of pupils aged 8-9 years old from 43 primary schools in Melbourne, Australia from the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study. Saliva samples were assayed for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA-sulfate and testosterone. Anthropometric measures included height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. Associations between (1) anthropometric measures ..View full abstract