The body mass index underestimates thinness in adolescent athletes

Guntars Selga, Liga Kalnina, Örjan Dahlström, Toomas Timpka, Melita Sauka, Ilga Sarmite Priedite, Renate Ligere & Eva Nylander
Objective: Children and adolescents are often involved in sports in which weight loss is perceived as an advantage. Adolescents try to lose weight or body fat in the interest of improved appearance or athletic performance. Unhealthy weight-control practices can impair athletic performance and increase[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]