Journal article

Age-Specific Estimates and Comparisons of Youth Tri-Ponderal Mass Index and Body Mass Index in Predicting Adult Obesity-Related Outcomes

Feitong Wu, Marie-Jeanne Buscot, Harri Niinikoski, Suvi P Rovio, Markus Juonala, Matthew A Sabin, Antti Jula, Tapani Ronnemaa, Jorma SA Viikari, Olli T Raitakari, Costan G Magnussen, Katja Pahkala

The Journal of Pediatrics | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: To estimate and compare tri-ponderal mass index (TMI) and body mass index (BMI) at each age from childhood to young adulthood in the prediction of adulthood obesity-related outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Participants of this observational study (n = 432) were from a 20-year infancy-onset randomized atherosclerosis prevention trial. BMI and TMI were calculated using weight and height measured annually from participants between ages 2 and 20 years. Outcomes were aortic intima-media thickness (at the age of 15, 17, or 19 years), impaired fasting glucose and elevated insulin levels, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance index, serum lipids, and hypertension at the age of 20 yea..

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Awarded by Academy of Finland

Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Academy of Finland (206374, 294834, 251360, 275595); Juho Vainio Foundation; Finnish Cultural Foundation; Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research; Sigrid Juselius Foundation; Yrjo Jahnsson Foundation; Finnish Diabetes Research Foundation; Novo Nordisk Foundation; Strategic Research Funding from the University of Oulu, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture; Special Governmental Grants for Health Sciences Research, Turku University Hospital; and University of Turku Foundation. C.M. is supported by a grant (100849) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship. F.W. is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship (APP1158661). The other authors declare no conflicts of interest.