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

@article{Nishida2004AppropriateBI,
  title={Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies},
  author={Chizuru Nishida},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363},
  pages={157-163}
}
  • C. Nishida
  • Published 10 January 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… Expand
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