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BMI of 25 associated with 24% bodyfat in men, 36% in women
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 8:28 am Email this article
Men with body mass index (BMI) of 25 have an average of 24 percent bodyfat, whereas women with a BMI of 25 have an average of 36 percent bodyfat according to a study from Sweden.
The study analyzed 524 men and 611 women, aged 37- to 61-years-old, with a BMI of 17.6 to 45.4.
Larsson I, Berteus Forslund H, Lindroos A, Lissner L, Naslund I, Peltonen M, Sjostrom L. Body composition in the sos (swedish obese subjects) reference study. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Aug 17. (advanced on-line publication)
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Department of Body composition and Metabolism
Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University
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