Changes in Growth and Body Composition Related to Control in Children with Diabetes

  • Leslie Sue Lieberman
  • Arlan L. Rosenbloom


The present study is the first longitudinal study of growth and body composition in diabetic youngsters which employs both anthropometric and ultrasonic measurements.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie Sue Lieberman
    • 1
  • Arlan L. Rosenbloom
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Medicine Diabetes Research, Education and Treatment CenterUniversity of FloridaUSA

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