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    From 1980 to 2000, Australian men gained 10 lbs, Australian women 12 lbs


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    Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:18 pm Email this article
    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.

    REFERENCE

    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.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
    Monash University
    Alfred Hospital
    Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia.

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