alexa Validity of Newly Developed BMI and Waist Cutoff Values for Sri Lankan Children

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Validity of Newly Developed BMI and Waist Cutoff Values for Sri Lankan Children

Childhood obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions worldwide. Morbidity related to obesity is associated with the degree of body fat mass (FM) and direct measurement of it would be the best way making the diagnosis. However, due to practical diÙ¹cuOties surrogate markers have been used and most popular are the BMI and waist circumference (WC).

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