TITLE

BMI not the best guide

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Pulse;8/10/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 31, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Body Mass Index measurements are not useful in older people and should be replaced by waist-hip ratios. The study found that BMI overestimated risk of mortality from excess weight in those over 75 and might also underestimate the risks of low body weight. Waist-to-hip ratio predict the risk of circulatory deaths after adjusting for BMI.
ACCESSION #
22044072

 

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