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Stefania Toselli

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/08 Anthropology

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Sciences and Techniques of Sports Activities

Research

Keywords: immigrants athletes growth Health status children body composition Adolescents

The main field of research is represented by human biology, considering both adults and subjects during growth. In particular, the considered aspects regard auxology, secular trend, weight status, body composition (both considering methodological aspects, than those relate with the study of its variability in the different populations), somatotype, and body image, with specific reference to environmental and physical activity influence.

The studies have been carried out on different populations, among them immigrants (Italian, from Central Asia, Quechua, Chinese, the immigrants population in Bologna). The interest is aimed to the different environmental conditions in which these populations live, to the environmental stress (rural and urban environment, high altitude, change of life-style, etc..) and to sport practice. At this purpose numerous studies have been carried out on sport elite athletes (artistic and rythmic gymnasts), or on young athletes (rugby).

The results of the research activities have been presented in several international and national scientific meetings and published in international and national scientific reviews.