Body mass index - A measure of chronic energy deficiency in adults

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P.S. Shetty
W.P.T. James
Rowett Research Institute
Aberdeen, UK


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 1994

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Chapter 1 Defining chronic energy deficiency

Chapter 2 BMI as a reflection of the body energy stores

Chapter 3 BMI as an indicator of CED

Chapter 4 BMI and factors affecting access to food

Chapter 5 Functional consequences of low BMI in adults

Chapter 6 Health and BMI

Chapter 7 BMI distribution in developed and developing countries


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