Is decline in stature related to physical activity? - The Case of farmers in Punjab State of North India

Kewal Krishan, Malkiat C. Sidhu, Jayanti Dutta, Poonam Bansal, Sukkid Yasothornsrikul, Ritesh G. Menezes, Tanuj Kanchan, Rosarin Wongwilairat, Amrik S. Ahluwalia

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Abstract

Stature is a quantitative measure of physique and indicative of physical growth and development of an individual. It also provides insight into various features of a population including nutrition, health and genetics. The present hypothesis states that the drastic decrease in physical activity over a long period of time may result in decrease in stature of individuals. A case of farmers in Punjab State of north India has been discussed where following a drastic decrease in physical activity, a decline in stature has been observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-327
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience Hypotheses
Volume1
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-12-2008
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Krishan, K., Sidhu, M. C., Dutta, J., Bansal, P., Yasothornsrikul, S., Menezes, R. G., ... Ahluwalia, A. S. (2008). Is decline in stature related to physical activity? - The Case of farmers in Punjab State of North India. Bioscience Hypotheses, 1(6), 326-327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bihy.2008.08.009