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Predictors and risks of body fat profiles in young New Zealand European, Māori and Pacific women: study protocol for the women'

Rozanne Kruger
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM

Publication Year : 2015

Country : New Zealand

Journal : Springerplus

Body mass index (BMI)(kg/m2) is used internationally to assess body mass or adiposity. However, BMI does not discriminate body fat content or distribution and may vary among ethnicities. Many women with normal BMI are considered healthy, but may have an unidentified “hidden fat” profile associated with higher metabolic disease risk. If only BMI is used to indicate healthy body size, it may fail to predict underlying risks of diseases of lifestyle among population subgroups with normal BMI and different adiposity levels or …
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