*Corresponding author:Seyyed-Mohsen Hosseininejad, Associate professor of Physiology, Golestan University of Medical sciences, Gorgan, Iran, Email: Hosseininejad.email@example.com
Received: December 12, 2017; Published: December 18, 2017
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The prevalence of obesity has immensely increased around the world in both adults and children. In fact the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that at least 1 billion people are overweight, and three hundred million of these are obese . The rising prevalence of obesity merits the need for accurate methods of assessing adiposity. There are now, however, many measures of obesity, anthropometrics and otherwise . Evidence from recent epidemiological studies has yielded the advocacy of WC (waist circumference) and BMI (Body Mass Index) as easy-to-use, low-cost, yet reliable measures of obesity [3,4]. As it is clear, BMI provides a simple numerical scale for body status often applied in population studies. BMI in medical literature is reported as variable (dependent or non-dependent) and also used for descriptions and classification of groups or populations.
Abbreviations: WHO: World Health Organization; WC: Waist Circumference; BMI: Body Mass Index; GOUMS: Golestan University of Medical Sciences; ASIS: Anterior Superior Iliac Spine