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Worldwide, overweight and obesity increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013
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The number of overweight and obese individuals worldwide increased from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion 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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