Adiposity rather than BMI determines metabolic risk.

  title={Adiposity rather than BMI determines metabolic risk.},
  author={Antonino De Lorenzo and Alessia Bianchi and Pasquale Maroni and Annarita Iannarelli and Nicola Di Daniele and Leonardo Iacopino and Laura Di Renzo},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={166 1},
BACKGROUND AND AIM There is increasing evidence suggesting that WHO body mass index (BMI) cut-off values are outdated and should not be applied to different population. To overcome misclassifications, direct measurements of percentage body fat (PBF) would be a better tool for preobesity and obesity diagnosis. The aim of this study was to analyze the body composition in a adult population in Centre-South of Italy, by age and gender, and to verify the accordance between BMI and PBF cut-off points… CONTINUE READING

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