BMI inaccurately reflects total body and abdominal fat in Tongans

@article{Craig2003BMIIR,
  title={BMI inaccurately reflects total body
and abdominal fat in Tongans},
  author={Paul Craig and Katherine Samaras and Judith Horen Freund and N L Culton and V Halavatau and L. Campbell},
  journal={Acta Diabetologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  pages={s282-s285}
}
Abstract.It has been noted since the earliest European contact that Polynesian body shape and size differ from those of Europeans. The muscular build of Polynesians, such as Tongans, raises questions as to the accuracy of simple anthropometric indicators, validated for use in European populations, in Polynesians. Body mass index (BMI), total body fat and an abdominal fat window were measured in a sample of Tongan [28 male (M), 28 female (F)] and Australian Caucasian adults (39 M, 46 F), with… CONTINUE READING

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