Rethinking the Use of Body Mass Index z-Score in Children and Adolescents with Severe Obesity: Time to Kick It to the Curb?

Aaron S. Kelly, Stephen R. Daniels

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33 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
StatePublished - Sep 2017

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Funding Information:
A.K. serves as a consultant for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Orexigen Pharmaceuticals, and Vivus Pharmaceuticals, but does not accept personal or professional income for these activities and receives research support in the form of drug/placebo from Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. S.D. serves as an Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatrics.


  • BMI z-score
  • severe obesity

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