Body mass index defines the risk of seasonal energy stress in the Third World.

@article{FerroLuzzi1994BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index defines the risk of seasonal energy stress in the Third World.},
  author={Anna Ferro-Luzzi and Francesco Branca and G Pastore},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={48 Suppl 3},
  pages={S165-78}
}
A method has been devised to quantify the effect of seasonal environmental stress on nutritional well-being and to estimate the proportion of Third World populations at risk of functional deterioration. An Index of Agro-Climatic Seasonality, IACS--a measure of potential agricultural biomass availability--has been developed from agro-climatic data. IACS was found to be highly correlated with the seasonal weight loss of adults in rural Third World communities. This relationship was then used to… CONTINUE READING

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