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

Wu, F ORCID: 0000-0003-3753-974X, Buscot, M-J ORCID: 0000-0002-9055-5928, Juonala, M, Hutri-Kahonen, N, Viikari, JSA, Raitakari, OT and Magnussen, CG ORCID: 0000-0002-6238-5730 2018 , 'Association of youth triponderal mass index vs body mass index with obesity-related outcomes in adulthood' , JAMA Pediatrics, vol. 172, no. 12 , pp. 1192-1195 , doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3034.

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

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Wu, F and Buscot, M-J and Juonala, M and Hutri-Kahonen, N and Viikari, JSA and Raitakari, OT and Magnussen, CG
Journal or Publication Title: JAMA Pediatrics
Publisher: American Medical Association
ISSN: 2168-6203
DOI / ID Number: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3034
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