First body fat reference curves for Macedonian children and adolescents: the MAKFIT study

CONCLUSION: since body mass index cannot always establish body fat content, the direct assessment of body fat by bioelectrical impedance would be of great advantage for pediatric and clinical decisions. Therefore, the study provides referent percentile norms for the body fat percentage of healthy Macedonian children and adolescents. For this purpose, a practical and clinically applicable method was used. The obtained referent percentile norms can be useful in assessing overweight and obesity in Macedonian children and adolescents.PMID:38047420 | DOI:10.20960/nh.04873
Source: Nutricion Hospitalaria - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research