Acta Anthropologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (02): 328-345.doi: 10.16359/j.cnki.cn11-1963/q.2020.0042

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Application of anthropometry in study of overweight and obesity

XI Huanjiu(), LI Wenhui, LIU Yingying   

  1. Institute of Anthropology of Jinzhou Medical University, Key Laboratory of Research on Chinese Physical Characteristics of Liaoning Province, Jinzhou 121000
  • Received:2018-06-27 Revised:2019-09-04 Online:2021-04-15 Published:2020-09-28


By reviewing the literatures, the paper summarized the anthropometry application in assessment of overweight/obesity and the prediction of health risk, analyzed and reviewed the advantages and limitations of the body mass index(BMI), body adiposity index(BAI) and visceral adiposity index(VAI), and the like. It is suggested that the different indexes should be chosen with different objects of study and different risk targets predicted. It is important to provide related reference for colleagues and the prevention and treatment of obesity-related diseases in the future.

Key words: Obesity, Anthropometry, Health, BMI, BAI

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