Asians are different from Caucasians and from each other in their body mass index/body fat per cent relationship


Authors: Deurenberg, P., Deurenberg-Yap, M. and Guricci, S.
"All Asian populations studied had a higher BF% at a lower BMI compared to Caucasians. Generally, for the same BMI their BF% was 3-5% points higher compared to Caucasians. For the same BF% their BMI was 3-4 units lower compared to Caucasians. The high BF% at low BMI can be partly explained by differences in body build, i.e. differences in trunk-to-leg-length ratio and differences in slenderness."