Obesity is a wake up call for developing world tooBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7572.809 (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:809
- Pushpa Ranjan Wijesinghe, post doctoral fellow in community medicine (Gunathilake@khalsa.com)
- Epidemiological Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka
EDITOR—The ABC article on obesity by Haslam et al is equally a wake up call to the developing world, which is gradually being affected by the epidemic of obesity.1 Sri Lanka is no exception. However, unlike developed countries, Sri Lanka has a prevalence of 29% of being underweight among children and a …
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