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Child BMI testing rethink

30th June 2008

UK researchers have said that the use of body mass index to measure a child's progress in exercise "may be misleading".

The research, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, said blood testing might be a better way of measuring progress. Professor Terry Wilkin, who led the study, said: "BMI just doesn't pick up any differences in children - it's just not a sufficiently sensitive measure."


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