BMI for children - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ahad haam
    • 13.10.10 | 17:13 (IST)

    I look at the definition of overweight and Obese and the conclusions I reached are: 1) there is no absolute definition and 2) as the polulation grows increasingly fatter those children once considered obese will be considered normal and only those who were super obese will be considered obese (if today a BMI of say 2 is in the 85th percentile and the BMI figures of the polulation increase then the score of 2 might just fall to the 50th percentile and only a score of 4 would be in the 85th percentile). The methodology has to change.

    from the article: Pediatricians told to become proactive in children's battle of the bulge
    First published 02:35 13.10.10 | Last updated 02:35 13.10.10
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