Relationship between body mass index and body composition in adolescents of Asian Indian origin and their peers

Abstract : The aim was to compare the relationship between body composition and body size in two subgroups with different metabolic risk. Body-mass index z-scores (BMIZ), bicipital, tricipital, subscapular and iliac thicknesses were determined in 178 India-originating Guadeloupian (IOG) adolescents and 481 controls of other origins. Various equations were tested in a regression approach to fit the relationship between BMIZ and iliac thickness, and BMIZ and sum of skinfold thickness. A shift towards higher iliac thickness for a given BMIZ was observed in IOG adolescents. This supports the idea that the relationship between BMI and risk for non-communicable diseases is ethnicity-dependant.
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Sophie Antoine-Jonville, Stéphane Sinnapah, Olivier Hue. Relationship between body mass index and body composition in adolescents of Asian Indian origin and their peers. European Journal of Public Health, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option D, 2012, 22 (6), pp.887-889. ⟨10.1093/eurpub/cks070⟩. ⟨hal-01143534⟩

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