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Estimating Body Fat from Anthropometry and Isotopic Dilution: A Four-Country Comparison

Citation

Eckhardt, Cara L.; Adair, Linda S.; Caballero, Benjamin; Avila, Josephine L.; Kon, Igor Y.; Wang, Jinzhong; & Popkin, Barry M. (2003). Estimating Body Fat from Anthropometry and Isotopic Dilution: A Four-Country Comparison. Obesity Research, 11(12), 1553-62.

Abstract

Objective: The goal was to assess the ability of BMI to predict body fat (BF) among youths in four countries and identify the degree to which additional anthropometric measures improve this prediction. BMI is widely recommended as an indicator of overweight. However, whether BMI adequately estimates BF and has the same meaning in different ethnic groups and youths has been questioned.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2003.207

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Obesity Research

Author(s)

Eckhardt, Cara L.
Adair, Linda S.
Caballero, Benjamin
Avila, Josephine L.
Kon, Igor Y.
Wang, Jinzhong
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

2003

Volume Number

11

Issue Number

12

Pages

1553-62

Reference ID

2219