Anthropometric evaluations of body composition of undergraduate students at the University of La Reunion.

@article{Tarnus2006AnthropometricEO,
  title={Anthropometric evaluations of body composition of undergraduate students at the University of La Reunion.},
  author={Evelyne Tarnus and Emmanuel Bourdon},
  journal={Advances in physiology education},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          248-53
        }
}
A positive correlation is well established between obesity and the susceptibility to develop metabolic syndrome, a multifactorial disease dramatically associated with an enhanced mortality risk in the developed world. A high prevalence of obesity has recently been described at La Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean. Anthropometry is generally considered as the single most easily obtainable, inexpensive, and noninvasive method that reflects body composition. At the University… 

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