Does body mass index predict overweight in native Asian Indians? A study from a North Indian population.

@article{Bhansali2006DoesBM,
  title={Does body mass index predict overweight in native Asian Indians? A study from a North Indian population.},
  author={Anil Bhansali and G Nagaprasad and Arpit Agarwal and Pravati Dutta and Sanjay Kr Bhadada},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={66-73}
}
AIMS Body mass index (BMI) has been considered as a gold standard for defining overweight and obesity, and in western populations it has correlated with percentage body fat (%BF). However, data in native Asian Indians regarding BMI and %BF is conflicting and questions have been raised to redefine the BMI cut-off values in these subjects. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 150 healthy volunteers (79 men and 71 women aged 18-78 and 23-75 years respectively) were recruited for the study. Clinical examination… CONTINUE READING
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