alexa Age variations in the relation of body mass indices to estimates of body fat and muscle mass
Cardiology

Cardiology

Angiology: Open Access

Author(s): Micozzi MS

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In some chronic disease studies, distinctions have been made regarding the importance of body mass index (BMI) as a risk factor in younger versus older men and women. In order to determine the significance of these differences in BMI-disease associations, we determined the extent of age-dependent variations in the relation of BMIs to body composition in large probability samples of U.S. men and women from the First and Second U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES I and II). BMIs are more highly correlated with estimates of body fat in younger than in older men and women, and with muscle mass in older than in younger adults. Caution should be exercised in interpreting the significance of BMI as a risk factor for chronic disease, particularly in comparison of age groups.

This article was published in Am J Phys Anthropol and referenced in Angiology: Open Access

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