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Development and Cross-Validation of a Prediction Equation for Estimating Percentage Body Fat From Body Mass Index in Young People With Intellectual Disability

Fabio Bertapelli, Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Robert W. Motl, Roberto A. Soares, Marcos M. de Barros-Filho, Wilson D. do Amaral-Junior, and Gil Guerra-Junior

applied to large cohorts for individuals with ID and clinical practice, are needed. The body mass index (BMI: weight in kilograms/height in meter squared) is a simple and commonly used method for evaluating adiposity in the general population ( Deurenberg, Yap, & van Staveren, 1998 ; Gallagher et

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Wearable Device Validity in Measuring Steps, Energy Expenditure, and Heart Rate Across Age, Gender, and Body Mass Index: Data Analysis From a Systematic Review

Sumayyah B. Musa, Ryan Ellis, Brianne Chafe, Shelby L. Sturrock, Rebecca Ann Maher, Kim Cullen, and Daniel Fuller

number of social and health-related factors. For example, SC for commercial wearable devices has been shown to vary by age, 14 body mass index (BMI), 15 gender, 16 and activity intensity or type. 17 , 18 As individuals age, many physiological changes occur. 19 Older adults often experience changes in

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Associations of Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain With Physical Fitness in Childhood

Konstantinos D. Tambalis, Stamatis Mourtakos, and Labros S. Sidossis

Increased maternal prepregnancy body mass index (mppBMI) has previously been connected to higher offspring body mass index (BMI) and cardiometabolic factors in childhood and adulthood ( 10 , 13 , 14 , 27 ). It is also well known that women who exceeded the recommended gestational weight gain (GWG

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Abdominal Circumference Versus Body Mass Index as Predictors of Lower Extremity Overuse Injury Risk

Nathaniel S. Nye, Drew S. Kafer, Cara Olsen, David H. Carnahan, and Paul F. Crawford

, 18 This is significant given the increasing rates of obesity; as of 2012, 34.9% of Americans aged 20 years and older were considered obese 19 [defined as body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m 2 ], placing them at additional risk for lower extremity injury. The use of BMI as a measure of body habitus has

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Physical Activity, but Not Body Mass Index Is Associated With Blood Pressure in Young Children

Katrina D. DuBose, Kathryn Beaman, Christine Habeeb, and Deirdre Dlugonski

. For instance, Gopinath et al ( 8 ) sampled Australian children aged 3–6 years with an automatic BP cuff. They reported that 21% of obese children had an elevated BP, compared to 12% in their nonobese counterparts. Moreover, regardless of obesity status, a 1 unit increase in body mass index (BMI) z

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Relationships Between Outdoor Time, Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Body Mass Index in Children: A 12-Country Study

Richard Larouche, Emily F. Mire, Kevin Belanger, Tiago V. Barreira, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Gang Hu, Estelle V. Lambert, Carol Maher, José Maia, Tim Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L. Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Mark S. Tremblay, and For the ISCOLE Research Group*

gender. Moreover, previous studies conducted in a single country or region may provide less variability in environmental conditions. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate whether outdoor time is associated with PA levels, sedentary time (SED), and body mass index (BMI) z scores in a large sample

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Combining Plant Sterols With Walking Lowers Postprandial Triacylglycerol More Than Walking Only in Chinese Men With Elevated Body Mass Index

Ching T. Lye, Swarup Mukherjee, and Stephen F. Burns

et al., 2006 ). Finally, postprandial TAG is exaggerated in overweight men, even when fasting TAG is normal ( Halkes et al., 2001 ). Moreover, cardiovascular risk factors often present before a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m 2 in Chinese populations ( WHO Expert Consultation, 2004 ), and some

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Scapula Kinematics Differ by Body Mass Index

Miti Gupta, Amitabh Dashottar, and John D. Borstad

The biomechanical changes due to increased arm mass in individuals with high body mass index (BMI) may lead to altered scapular motions at the shoulder joint. Scapula kinematic alterations are often associated with shoulder pain and pathology, and if present in overweight or obese individuals could impact shoulder health. The purpose of this study was to examine if scapula biomechanics differ between groups separated by BMI. Three-dimensional scapula kinematic data during arm elevation were collected on 41 subjects, and then compared between higher BMI (BMI ≥ 27; n = 10) and lower BMI (BMI ≤ 23; n = 10) individuals, both with and without holding a 1.36 kg (3 lb) weight. Data were analyzed with a mixed-model ANOVA with Group and Elevation Angle the between- and within-subject factors, respectively. The higher BMI group had significantly greater scapula upward rotation than the lower BMI group at 120° for both the unweighted and weighted tasks. Individuals with higher BMI in this study had altered scapulothoracic movement, which may be a strategy to better manage increased arm mass. With increased scapula upward rotation also reported in groups with rotator cuff tears, this study supports the potential link between high BMI, kinematics, and rotator cuff pathology.

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Does Lower Lean Body Mass Mediate the Relationship Between Falls and Higher Body Mass Index in Asian Older Persons?

Sheng H. Kioh, Sumaiyah Mat, Shahrul B. Kamaruzzaman, Fatimah Ibrahim, Mas S. Mokhtar, Noran N. Hairi, Robert G. Cumming, Phyo K. Myint, and Maw P. Tan

body mass index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m 2 , and individuals with a BMI of 25 to <30 kg/m 2 are considered overweight. The BMI is used instead of body weight in isolation, as it adjusts for the effect of height on body weight ( Nuttall, 2015 ). The relationship between a higher BMI and falls in older adults

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Long-Term Parallel Changes of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index in Different Predisposing Risk Trajectories of Obesity

Parisa Naseri, Parisa Amiri, Fatemeh Mahani, Amirali Zareie-Shabkhaneh, and Fereidoun Azizi

average period of 12 years, and they had at least 2 follow-up examinations. This sample was eligible for the trajectory and the LGCM analysis. The study design is shown in Figure  1 . Figure 1 —Flowchart of the study population. BMI indicates body mass index; MetS, metabolic syndrome. Written informed