McKeever v. Northernreef Insurance Co SA  Lloyd’s Rep IR 535 Under the assumption that the insurers have been granted a leave of appeal by the Court of Appeal, please write a report to the legal team working on the case indicating which points can be taken at the appeal level. In your report, you must make reference to the relevant legal authorities and explain how they can be of assistance in developing legal arguments on behalf of the insurers.
high BMI do have excess body fat, BMI should be used for assessing obesity. BMI charts: IAP Charts: BMI charts for Indian Children 5 to 18 years age were updated in 2015. The 23 and 27 adult equivalent cut offs lines (for risk of overweight and obesity, respectively) are similar to the IOTF cut-offs and are more appropriate for use in Asian children since they are known to have more adiposity and increased cardio-metabolic risk at a lower BMI (2). Hence it is preferable to use Indian IAP charts for our population 5-18years, WHO BMI charts from 2-5yrs age and weight for height charts by WHO for children <2 yrs age. CDC charts: Children and adolescents ≥2 years of age are diagnosed as overweight if the BMI is ≥85th percentile but <95th percentile and obese if the BMI is ≥95th percentile for age and sex on the revised 2000 CDC charts. Extreme obesity is defined as a BMI ≥120% of the 95th percentile or ≥35 kg/m2 (3). WHO BMI charts are also available for children <5years of age. The natural course of BMI in children shows a rise in the first year of life, followed by a fall and then a second rise at around 6 years of age, known as rebound adiposity. It has been observed that if rebound adiposity occurs at a lower age, the chances of adult obesity increase. Another study suggests that BMI at 7 years of age predicts adult obesity (24 in review). Studies on predictive factors needs more research currently, but it is suggested that the focus of Pediatricians should be on prevention of obesity rather than treatment. (review article)>GET ANSWER