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Evaluation of accuracy of body mass index in diagnosing of obesity in relation to body fat percentage in female aged 55-84 year

Endocrinology
Author
Gába A et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Czech

Journal : Casopis Lékaru Ceských

Currently, body mass index (BMI) is frequently used for evaluation of obesity prevalence. This weight to height index does not reflect variability and changes in body composition components, and therefore, the BMI prevalence data may significantly differ from those based on the body fat percentage (% BFM). For the above reason, the primary aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity according to% BFM and relate these data to BMI categories in women aged 55-84 years. 446 females with an …
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