An expert committee convened by the International Obesity Task Force in 1999 determined that although BMI was not perfect as a measure of adiposity
, it had been validated against more direct measures of body fatness, and may therefore be appropriate to define overweight and obesity in children and adolescents (15).
We excluded preterm births, who may have distinct determinants of adiposity
(Uthaya et al.
index increased significantly in manner in obese animals (G3, G4 > G1, G2).
We began our analyses by describing the central tendency and distribution of child adiposity
at 8 y of age according to covariates.
Conclusion: The results indicate low CRF in young females and a strong inverse relationship between fitness levels and adiposity
in young adults of both genders.
000001, the summary random effects were significant in 35 meta-analyses; 31 of these found increased risk with adiposity
of esophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the colon, rectum, liver, biliary tract system (cancers of gallbladder, extrahepatic bile duct, and ampulla of Vater), pancreas, post-menopausal breast, endometrium, and kidney.
index was calculated by the sum of the RET, EPI, and MES weights (in grams) divided by the individual weight, and multiplied by 100.
The analysis of the accuracy of these anthropometric indicators in the diagnosis of central adiposity
is justified by the fact that function of adipose tissue can be influenced by its location (subcutaneous and visceral) (14).
Increasing evidence indicates that adipose tissue is an important source of cytokines and that adiposity
contributes to a proinflammatory state (1).
The Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) site in Limpopo Province, South Africa,  provides objectively measured physical activity data to examine: (i) whether female and male adolescents from periurban to rural settings are indeed physically inactive; and (ii) whether significant, robust inverse relationships exist between physical activity and adiposity
In this study, however, "the association actually became stronger when we adjusted for the adiposity
of the infant," he said.
The dietary habits eating behaviour and dietary determinants of excess body adiposity
and cardiometabolic risk were investigated in a population sample of 512 Finnish girls and boys 6 to 8 years of age participating in the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study.