The Origin of the “Ideal” Body Weight Equations

@inproceedings{Pai2000TheOO,
  title={The Origin of the “Ideal” Body Weight Equations},
  author={Manjunath P. Pai and Frank P Paloucek},
  booktitle={The Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2000}
}
  • M. PaiF. Paloucek
  • Published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 1 September 2000
  • Medicine
OBJECTIVE: To provide a historical perspective on the origin and similarity of the “ideal” body weight (IBW) equations, and clarify the terms ideal and lean body weight (LBW). DATA SOURCES: Primary and review literature were identified using MEDLINE (1966–November 1999) and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970–November 1999) pertaining to ideal and lean weight, height–weight tables, and obesity. In addition, textbooks and relevant reference lists were reviewed. DATA EXTRACTION: All… 

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