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Body fat percentage is better than indicators of weight status to identify children and adolescents with unfavorable lipid prof

Oliosa PR et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Brazil

Journal : Journal de Pediatria

Objective: To assess whether the indicators of weight status body mass index and waist-to-height ratio are similar to body fat percentage to identify obese children and adolescents with unfavorable lipid profile. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving 840 children and adolescents (6–18 years). The same individuals were classified as non-obese (< P95) or obese (≥ P95) according to body fat percentage and indicators of weight status, body mass index, and waist-to-height ratio. Body fat percentage was obtained by multi …
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