hrp0082p1-d3-226 | Reproduction (2) | ESPE2014

Serum Leptin, Ghrelin, and Adiponectin Levels in Relation to Body Composition in Rhythmic Gymnasts Entering into Puberty: a 3-year Follow-up Study

Tillmann Vallo , Vosaberg Kristel , JurimParm Anna-Liisa , Saar Meeli , Jurimae Toivo , Maasalu Katre , Neissaar Inga , Latt Evelin , Jurimae Jaak

The aim: Of this study was to describe longitudinal changes in body composition and serum leptin, ghrelin and adiponectin levels over 36-month period in prepubertal rhythmic gymnasts (RG) and their age-matched untrained controls (UC) entering into puberty.Methods: 35 RG (mean age 8.0±0.6 years) and 33 UC (8.2±0.6 years) were followed at 12-month intervals for the next 3 years. Height, weight, pubertal stage, body composition by DXA and serum le...