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Beyond body mass index.

Abstract:

Body mass index (BMI) is the cornerstone of the current classification system for obesity and its advantages are widely exploited across disciplines ranging from international surveillance to individual patient assessment. However, like all anthropometric measurements, it is only a surrogate measure of body fatness. Obesity is defined as an excess accumulation of body fat, and it is the amount of this excess fat that correlates with ill-health. We propose therefore that much greater attention...

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Journal:
Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Volume:
2
Issue:
3
Pages:
141-147
Publication date:
2001-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-789X
ISSN:
1467-7881
URN:
uuid:46b99c6d-f4a1-432f-b9eb-6ff4f32ce683
Source identifiers:
430002
Local pid:
pubs:430002

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