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Association of youth triponderal mass index vs body mass index with obesity-related outcomes in adulthood

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Wu, F and Buscot, M-J and Juonala, M and Hutri-Kahonen, N and Viikari, JSA and Raitakari, OT and Magnussen, CG, Association of youth triponderal mass index vs body mass index with obesity-related outcomes in adulthood, JAMA Pediatrics, 172, (12) pp. 1192-1195. ISSN 2168-6203 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association

DOI: doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3034

Abstract

Debate continues on the limitations of using body mass index (BMI) to assign youth overweight/obesity status. Calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared, BMI might not be applicable in youth during periods of rapid growth. Although recent evidence has indicated that triponderal mass index (TMI, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters cubed) might have better accuracy in estimating youth body fat levels than BMI, its clinical importance in estimating adulthood outcomes has not been examined. Therefore, we assessed whether youth TMI and its combination with BMI or subscapular skin fold thickness (SST), compared with BMI alone, have better utility in estimating adult obesity-related outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:BMI, obesity, youth triponderal mass index, body mass index
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wu, F (Dr Feitong Wu)
UTAS Author:Buscot, M-J (Miss Marie-Jeanne Buscot)
UTAS Author:Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)
ID Code:129804
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2018-12-18
Last Modified:2019-12-03
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