Body mass index as a measure of bone mass.

  title={Body mass index as a measure of bone mass.},
  author={Jan Pieter Clarys and Aldo Scafoglieri and Steven Provyn and Ivan Bautmans},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={50 2},
AIM BMI is an indicator of body composition (BC) and adiposity in particular. This status is the result of good correlations with indirect (e.g. predictive) two- and three-component models predicting body fat. Aim of the study is to measure the direct relation of BMI with total and segmental BC, e.g. of skin, muscle, bone, viscera and adipose tissue. METHODS BC constituents of 29 white elderly persons (17 females and 12 males, aged 78.1+/-6.9 years) were determined by direct dissection… CONTINUE READING