|The Functional Significance of Low Body Mass Index (International Dietary Energy Consultative Group - IDECG, 1992, 203 pages)|
|Use of BMI for monitoring and surveillance, practical issues|
Allen: What is the current FAO attitude to micronutrient deficiencies; these are more common than energy deficiency?
Sizaret: We don't deny the importance of micronutrient deficiency, but we want to concentrate on housing and hygiene and water and sewage supply first.
Ferro-Luzzi: What micronutrients does Lindsay think are important in affecting BMI?
Allen: I think they cause stunting rather than low BMI, and we could overestimate the energy deficiency.
Scrimshaw: Zinc is one factor affecting growth, but the data are not conclusive: iron supplementation studies stimulate an increase in growth.