Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies

  title={Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies},
  author={Who Expert Consultation},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • Who Expert Consultation
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • A WHO expert consultation addressed the debate about interpretation of recommended body-mass index (BMI) cut-off points for determining overweight and obesity in Asian populations, and considered whether population-specific cut-off points for BMI are necessary. They reviewed scientific evidence that suggests that Asian populations have different associations between BMI, percentage of body fat, and health risks than do European populations. The consultation concluded that the proportion of… CONTINUE READING
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