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Worldwide, women who are overweight or obese increased from 29.8% in 1980 to 38% in 2013
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Worldwide the proportion of adult women with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or greater, meaning that they are overweight or obese, increased from 29.8 in 1980 to 38.0% in 2013 according to a new report on global obesity.
Ng M, et al. Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 2014 May 28; Early Online Publication.
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Prof Emmanuela Gakidou, PhD
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington
Seattle,WA 98121 USA
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