Potential impact fractions of body mass index reductions on the non-communicable disease burden in Belgium using G-computation

Last updated on 30-11-2023 by Ingrid Pelgrims

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Background: Overweight is the fourth most common risk factor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Europe, affecting almost 60% of all adults. In Belgium, as in many high-income countries, average body mass index (BMI) has significantly increased over the past decades. Tackling obesity is therefore vital to reduce premature mortality from NCDs. This study aims to assess the relative contribution of overweight as a risk factor for NCDs and the potential health impact of four BMI reduction scenarios in the Belgian adult population. Methods: Data from the Belgian health interview surveys 201…

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