Body fat indicators perform better than body mass index in identifying abnormal lipid profiles in boys but not in girls.


Department of Epidemiology, Capital Institute of Pediatrics; Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. [Email]


BMI as a body weight indicator, may inadequately represent the biological effect of body fat on lipid profiles. This study aims to assess whether body fat indicators were superior to BMI for recognizing children with dyslipidemia.