Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 29th, 2004
The Iowa researchers compared the body mass index of a cohort of 518 adolescents in Muscatine, Iowa, ages 15-18 years, from 1971-1981, with that of 228 of their offspring when they were the same age, in 2001-2003. They found that body mass index (BMI) increased from 22.97 to 24.24 among boys and from 21.9 to 24.4 among girls from 1971-1981 to 2001-2003. A BMI of 18.5-24.9 is considered to be normal weight, according to the U.S. National Heart, Lung,...
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