Defining overweight and obesity in pre-school children: IOTF reference or WHO standard?

Source: Obesity Reviews, 2011, 12, (4), p.295-300.

Follow this link for abstract.

Date of publication: April 2011.

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This article examines the performance of the datasets currently used to define overweight and obesity in pre-school children – the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) reference and the WHO standard.  The study highlights discrepancies between the 2 datasets, and suggests further research is needed in relation to the WHO standard to identify BMI cut-offs associated with increased risk of overweight and obesity and associated health outcomes in later life.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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