Prevalence of central obesity according to different definitions in normal weight adults of two cross-sectional studies in Panama

Via Peters


Body Mass Index (BMI) is extensively used to evaluate general adiposity. Several studies have shown that individuals with normal BMI have lower mortality risk, as compared to those with obesity.

  • Calle E.E.
  • Thun M.J.
  • Petrelli J.M.
  • Rodriguez C.
  • Heath C.W.
Body-mass index and mortality in a prospective cohort of U.S. adults.