BMI may show limited efficacy in assessing health in obese children

08/14/2013 | Business Standard (India)

British researchers found that obese children who joined the "Mind, Exercise, Nutrition ... Do It!" trial attained significant improvements in obesity parameters -- including waist size, cardiovascular fitness and physical activity -- regardless of whether their BMIs increased, decreased or remained stable. The findings in Childhood Obesity suggest that emphasizing a single parameter such as BMI change is limited and may miss other vital factors in obese children, researchers said.

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