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Overall obesity is leveling-off while abdominal obesity continues to rise in a Chinese population experiencing rapid economic development: analysis of serial cross-sectional health survey data 2002-2010.

Authors
  • Lao, X Q
  • Ma, W J
  • Sobko, T
  • Zhang, Y H
  • Xu, Y J
  • Xu, X J
  • Yu, D M
  • Nie, S P
  • Cai, Q M
  • Xia, L
  • Thomas, G N
  • Griffiths, S M
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Obesity
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
39
Issue
2
Pages
288–294
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2014.95
PMID: 24858655
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

BMI and overall obesity in this population, which has experienced the world's fastest economic development over the past three decades, has been leveling-off, while waist circumference and abdominal obesity, independent predictors of cardiovascular risk, have continued to rise. Our findings suggest that obesity epidemic transition in rapidly developing populations may be much faster than what has been observed in Western countries.

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