Secular changes in height, weight and body mass index in Hong Kong Children
- Development and Tracking of Body Mass Index from Preschool Age into Adolescence in Rural South African Children: Ellisras Longitudinal Growth and Health Study. Monyeki, K. D.; Monyeki, M. A.; Brits, S. J.; Kemper, H. C. G.; Makgae, P. J. // Journal of Health, Population & Nutrition;Dec2008, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p405
The purpose of this observational prospective cohort study was to investigate the development and tracking of body mass index (BMI) of Ellisras rural children from preschool age into late adolescence from the Ellisras Longitudinal Growth and Health Study. Heights and weights of children were...
- Childhood obesity: a growing problem. Hoare, Karen // New Zealand Doctor;3/13/2013, p21
The article offers author's insights on the growing problem of childhood obesity. The author provides strategies and promotes the importance of general practitioners (GPs) in reducing the risk and development of obesity from the antenatal stage to the childhood years. She also suggests the...
- IS MI BOGUS? // Shape;Aug2012, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p82
This article suggests that body mass index (BMI), which has been used to determine body fat percentage, may not be credible because it both over and underestimated obesity by failing to account for muscle mass, waist circumference, and other factors.
- Correction: Weight Science: Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift. // Nutrition Journal;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p69
A correction to the article "Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift," by L. Bacon, and L. Aphramor, that was published in a 2011 issue, is presented.
- Don't worry, be happy? Sharma, Arya // Active Living;Jan2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p3
An excerpt from the January 3, 2013 issue of "Obesity Notes" by Dr. Arya Sharma is presented.
- Cross-sectional growth references and implications for the development of an international growth standard for school-aged children and adolescents. Seidell, Jacob C.; Doak, Colleen M.; De Munter, Jeroen S. L.; Kuijper, Lothar D. J.; Zonneveld, Cor // Food & Nutrition Bulletin;Dec2006 Supplement, Vol. 27, pS189
Normative data are needed to create a reference that indicates optimal development of weight in relation to height and age, particularly in the face of the unfolding obesity epidemic. The body-mass index (BMI) has some serious limitations: it is a relatively poor predictor of current and future...
- Commentary: Methods for analysing life course influences on healthâ€”untangling complex exposuresâ€ . Tilling, Kate; Howe, Laura D; Ben-Shlomo, Yoav // International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2011, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p250
No abstract available.
- Association between Infancy BMI Peak and Body Composition and Blood Pressure at Age 5â€“6 Years. Hof, Michel H. P.; Vrijkotte, Tanja G. M.; de Hoog, Marieke L. A.; van Eijsden, Manon; Zwinderman, Aeilko H. // PLoS ONE;Dec2013, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p1
Introduction: The development of overweight is often measured with the body mass index (BMI). During childhood the BMI curve has two characteristic points: the adiposity rebound at 6 years and the BMI peak at 9 months of age. In this study, the associations between the BMI peak and body...
- Increased Adiposity at Diagnosis in Younger Children With Type 1 Diabetes Does Not Persist. Clarke, Samantha L.; Craig, Maria E.; Garnett, Sarah P.; Chan, Albert K.; Cowell, Christopher T.; Cusumano, Janine M.; Kordonouri, Olga; Sambasivan, Abi; Donaghue, Kim C. // Diabetes Care;Jul2006, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p1651
The article presents the results of a case study regarding increased adiposity in younger children with type 1 diabetes. The study revealed that younger children at diagnosis was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) standard deviation score (SDS). The decrease in height SDS could...