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    Worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and 4% of years of life lost


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    Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:40 pm Email this article

    In 2010 it was estimated that worldwide, overweight and obesity causes 3.4 million deaths yearly and is responsible for 4% of years of life lost as noted in a new report on global obesity.

    Reference

    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.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Prof Emmanuela Gakidou, PhD
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
    University of Washington
    Seattle,WA 98121 USA
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    Reference

    Lim SS, et al. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Lancet, 2012 Dec 15; 380(9859): 2224-2260.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Steve Lim
    Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
    University of Washington
    Seattle,WA 98121 USA
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