Diagnostic performance of body mass index to identify obesity as defined by body adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@article{Okorodudu2010DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of body mass index to identify obesity as defined by body adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Dale O Okorodudu and Marwan F Jumean and Victor M. Montori and Abel Romero-Corral and V. K. Somers and Pat J Erwin and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={791-799}
}
Objective:We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that assessed the performance of body mass index (BMI) to detect body adiposity.Design:Data sources were MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane CENTRAL, Web of Science, and SCOPUS. To be included, studies must have assessed the performance of BMI to measure body adiposity, provided standard values of diagnostic performance, and used a body composition technique as the reference standard for body… CONTINUE READING
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