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4 Million People Die Each Year Worldwide from Being Overweight or Obese
Friday, June 16, 2017 5:43 pm Email this article
“Of the 4 million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among people whose body mass index (BMI) fell below the threshold considered ‘obese’ according to a new report on overweight and obesity in 195 countries in the last 25 years.
Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years. N Engl J Med, 2017 Jun 12; published on-line.
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Christopher J.L. Murray, M.D
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
University of Washington
2301 5th Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
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