Universal cut-off BMI points for obesity are not appropriate.

  title={Universal cut-off BMI points for obesity are not appropriate.},
  author={P R M Deurenberg},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={85 2},
The World Health Organization (1998) defines obesity as a condition with excess body fat to the extent that health and well-being are adversely affected. The BMI (weight/ height, kg/m) is normally used for classification. The use of BMI as a surrogate measure for body fat percentage (BF%) is justified on the observation that BMI correlates well with BF% and is hardly dependent on height. The suggested cut-off points for overweight …BMI $ 25 kg/m) and obesity …BMI $ 30 kg/m) are based on… CONTINUE READING


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