Percentile reference values for anthropometric body composition indices in European children from the IDEFICS study

@article{Nagy2014PercentileRV,
  title={Percentile reference values for anthropometric body composition indices in European children from the IDEFICS study},
  author={P{\'a}l Nagy and Eva Kovacs and Lucas Moreno and Tomas Veidebaum and Michael Tornaritis and Yannis Kourides and Alfonso Siani and Fabio Lauria and Isabel Sioen and Mandy Claessens and Staffan M{\aa}rild and Lauren. Lissner and Karin Bammann and Timm Intemann and Carlos Buck and Iris Pigeot and Wohlfgang Ahrens and D{\'e}nes Moln{\'a}r},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={S15-S25}
}
Introduction:To characterise the nutritional status in children with obesity or wasting conditions, European anthropometric reference values for body composition measures beyond the body mass index (BMI) are needed. Differentiated assessment of body composition in children has long been hampered by the lack of appropriate references.Objectives:The aim of our study is to provide percentiles for body composition indices in normal weight European children, based on the IDEFICS cohort… CONTINUE READING

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