Relation of BMI to fat and fat-free mass among children and adolescents


OBJECTIVE:Although the body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) is widely used as a surrogate measure of adiposity, it is a measure of excess weight, rather than excess body fat, relative to height. We examined the relation of BMI to levels of fat mass and fat-free mass among healthy 5- to 18-y-olds.METHODS AND PROCEDURES:Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was used to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802735

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