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Prediction of Adiposity by Body Mass Index in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

      Pilutti and Motl
      • Pilutti L.A.
      • Motl R.W.
      Body mass index underestimates adiposity in persons with multiple sclerosis.
      examined the relationship between the body mass index (BMI) and adiposity assessed by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in 235 persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 53 non-MS controls. The percent body fat, fat mass, lean soft tissue mass, bone mineral content, and bone mineral density were measured as indicators of adiposity. According to the results of the receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, the best BMI threshold for identifying the percent body fat–defined obesity was 24.7 in the MS group and 25.1 in the control group. I have some concerns about their study.
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