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close this bookThe Functional Significance of Low Body Mass Index (IDECG, 1992, 203 p.)
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On behalf of the UN ACC-Subcommittee on Nutrition, the International Dietary Energy Consultancy Group (I/D/E/C/G) has been established for the study of dietary energy intake in relation to the health and welfare of individuals and societies by the United Nations University. Its specific objectives are:

1. The compilation and interpretation of research data on functional and other consequences of deficiency, change or excess of dietary energy.

2. The identification of related research needs and priorities, and the promotion of needed research.

3. The publication of scientific and policy statements and other information on the significance of chronic deficiencies and excesses of dietary energy.

4. The identification and promotion of appropriate and practical means of corrective action.

I/D/E/C/G Steering Committee:

- Dr. N.S. Scrimshaw, UNU, Chairman
- Dr. J.G.A.J. Hautvast, IUNS
- Dr. B. SchExecutive Secretary

I/D/E/C/G Advisory Group (1992/93)

One-year term:
- Dr. W.PT. James, Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K.
- Dr. E. Pollitt, Davis, USA
- Dr. P. S. Shetty, Bangalore, India

Two-year term:
- Dr. E. Jier, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Dr. Jin Soon Ju, Seoul, Korea
- Dr. R. Uauy, Santiago, Chile

Three-year term:
- Dr. L. Allen, Storrs, USA
- Dr. A. Ferro-Luzzi, Rome, Italy
- Dr. R. Martorell, Ithaca, USA

Volume 48 · Supplement 3 · November 1994
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The Functional Significance of Low
Body Mass Index (BMI)

Proceedings of an IDECG Workshop held at
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy on 4-6 November 1992

Edited by W. P. T. James and A. Ralph

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