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Body mass index

Known as: Quetelet's Index, Index, Body Mass, Quetelets Index 
An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates… Expand
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Highly Cited
2015
Highly Cited
2015
Obesity is heritable and predisposes to many diseases. To understand the genetic basis of obesity better, here we conduct a… Expand
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Review
2013
Review
2013
IMPORTANCE Estimates of the relative mortality risks associated with normal weight, overweight, and obesity may help to inform… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
The international (International Obesity Task Force; IOTF) body mass index (BMI) cut‐offs are widely used to assess the… Expand
Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Common variants at only two loci, FTO and MC4R, have been reproducibly associated with body mass index (BMI) in humans. To… Expand
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Obesity is a serious international health problem that increases the risk of several common diseases. The genetic factors… Expand
Review
2004
Review
2004
BACKGROUND The addition of waist circumference (WC) to body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) predicts a greater variance in health… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Although international interest in classifying subject health status according to adiposity is increasing, no accepted… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between percent body fat and body mass index (BMI) in different ethnic groups and to… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
This study tested the hypothesis that body mass index (BMI) is representative of body fatness independent of age, sex, and… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Reference curves for stature and weight in British children have been available for the past 30 years, and have recently been… Expand