The obesity transition: stages of the global epidemic.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article





The global prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past 40 years, from less than 1% in 1975, to 6-8% in 2016, among girls and boys, and from 3% to 11% among men and from 6% to 15% among women over the same time period. Our aim was to consolidate the evidence on the epidemiology of obesity into a conceptual model of the so-called obesity transition. We used illustrative examples from the 30 most populous countries, representing 77·5% of the world’s population to propose a four stage model. Stage 1 of the obesity transition is characterised by a higher prevalence of obesity…

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