Height-normalized indices of the body's fat-free mass and fat mass: potentially useful indicators of nutritional status.

  title={Height-normalized indices of the body's fat-free mass and fat mass: potentially useful indicators of nutritional status.},
  author={Theodore B. Vanitallie and M U Yang and Steven B. Heymsfield and R C Funk and Richard A. Boileau},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={52 6},
Expressing fat-free mass (FFM) and body fat mass (BFM) as percentages of body weight or by weight is unsatisfactory. [] Key Method We calculated these indices in a reference population of 124 healthy young men and in 32 nonobese young men (from the Minnesota Study) before, during, and after experimental semistarvation. When values for FFMI and BFMI falling below the reference cohort's 5th percentile cutoff point were used as a criterion for PEM, these indices, together with basal oxygen-consumption rate…

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