Armed with nothing more complicated than a tape measure and a scale, researchers are perfecting the art of estimating levels of dangerous body fat in teenagers. The technique simply combines measurements of body-mass index BMI and the waist-to-height ratio. The two measurements, which otherwise independently are imperfect probes of measuring body fat, surprisingly predict the amount of fat floating in the blood and accumulated on bodily organs, which ultimately can lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancers. The dual method is an inexpensive proxy to body fat measurements using blood tests and whole body scans. BMI, the ratio of a person's weight to height, is the most common measurement to determine whether a patient is overweight, yet it comes with numerous limitations: BMI cannot differentiate between lean muscle and unhealthy fat; it doesn't account well for different body-frame types, often categorizing short, chubby people as "healthy weight" and tall, muscular people as "overweight;" and it can be a poor indicator of obesity in teenagers , who are growing rapidly. Waist circumference can be more predictive of abdominal fat , which is generally unhealthy and indicative of fat accumulating on organs such as the liver, kidneys and heart.
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When it comes to moving around and burning calories, there's a marked drop off when puberty hits - and that could be causing problems. Scientists believe the reason why teens put on 'puppy fat' is because they are burning off dramatically fewer calories than in their younger years. Research has revealed that teenagers burn up to fewer calories a day during puberty than younger children - and it's hoped the findings could help explain why obesity is increasing. When children reach puberty, according to the study which spanned 12 years, girls and boys experience a rapid drop in the number of calories they burn, at a time when the number would be expected to rise with the growth spurt. The research by Professor Terry Wilkin, of the University of Exeter, found that at 15, teens use to fewer calories while at rest per day than when they were 10 - a fall of around a quarter.