Percentage body fat ranges associated with metabolic syndrome risk: results based on the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994).

@article{Zhu2003PercentageBF,
  title={Percentage body fat ranges associated with metabolic syndrome risk: results based on the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994).},
  author={Shankuan Zhu and Zimian M Wang and Wei Shen and Steven B. Heymsfield and Stanley Heshka},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={228-35}
}
BACKGROUND Increasing attention has focused on the association between body fatness and related metabolic risk factors. The quantitative link between percentage body fat (%BF) and the risk of metabolic syndrome is unknown. OBJECTIVES The objectives were to determine the risk [odds ratios (ORs)] of metabolic syndrome based on %BF in black and white men and women in the United States and to provide corresponding ranges of %BF associated with a risk equivalent to body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2… CONTINUE READING

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