The Origin of the “Ideal” Body Weight Equations

  title={The Origin of the “Ideal” Body Weight Equations},
  author={M. Pai and F. Paloucek},
  booktitle={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  • M. Pai, F. Paloucek
  • Published in The Annals of pharmacotherapy 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… CONTINUE READING
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