Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, April 29, 1998
Gomez, Contreras tell of May wedding
Dan and Debbie Gomez of Andrews announce the forthcoming
wedding of their daughter, Deena Michelle Gomez to Jose
G. Contreras, also of Andrews.
The wedding will take place at the Calvary Baptist Church
in Andrews on May 16.
The bride to be is a student at Andrews High School.
Paternal grandmother is Maria Dawson of Pecos.
The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Andrews High
School and is employed at Kirby West. His parents are
Jose and Juanita Contreras of Andrews.
The couple plans to reside in Andrews.
Children's growth studied
A multi-ethnic group study of children's body composition
suggests genetic and environmental factors influence
Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research
Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston studied
more than 1,000 children between the ages of 3 and 18.
They observed differences among ethnic groups in bone
and muscle growth starting in the years right before
"African-American children were found to have higher
muscle and bone mass than white children," said Dr.
Kenneth Ellis, a Baylor professor of pediatrics.
"We believe this might be a genetic difference, and
it might help tell us why more whites than blacks suffer
from osteoporosis later in life."
The study found that Hispanic and white children were
almost identical in terams of bone and tissue mass, but
Hispanics had a higher incidence of obesity and a higher
percentage of body fat.
The researchers used this information to develop
ethnic-specific models for growth and body composition.
They will evaluate the study participants every two to
three years to determine if the models can predict
changes in body composition.
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