A better index of body adiposity.

Source: Obesity, 2011, 19, p. 1083-1089.

Follow this link for  abstract. 

Date of publication: May 2011.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: BMI (Body Mass Index) has been used for many years but has been argued to have limited accuracy.  This paper presents the BAI (Body Adiposity Index) – which may be calculated using hip circumference and height alone without the need for numerical correction – as an alternative method of estimating body fat for men and women of differing ethnicities.

Length of publication: 7 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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