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From 1980 to 2000, Australian men gained 10 lbs, Australian women 12 lbs
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From 1980 to 2000, Australian men gained an average of about 10 pounds (1.4 units of body mass index (BMI)), while Australian women gained an average of about 12 pounds (2 units of BMI) according to a new study from researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
“Survey participants were aged 25-64 years and resident in Australian capital cities,” the paper notes.
Walls H, Wolfe R, Haby M, Magliano D, De Courten M, Reid C, Mcneil J, Shaw J, Peeters A. Trends in bmi of urban australian adults, 1980-2000. Public Health Nutr. 2009 Sep 22, 1-8.
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Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia.
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