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Asia grapples with obesity epidemics

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7388.515/a (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:515
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Changes in diet coupled with increasingly inactive lifestyles have sparked off epidemics of obesity in several Asian countries, delegates to the ninth Asian congress of nutrition said in New Delhi last week.

    Doctors said obesity is a burgeoning public health problem that will strain healthcare services and increase the incidence of heart disease and diabetes across South Asia.

    Researchers also cautioned that as cardiovascular …

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