Malnutrition remains major threat to Indian women, even though mean BMI is rising

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f689 (Published 1 February 2013)
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  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

Women in India face the twin problems of obesity and undernutrition, whereby the “fat are becoming fatter” while the “thin continue to remain thin,” a study published last month in PLOS Medicine shows.1

Researchers from the University of Toronto and Harvard School of Public Health found that as India underwent massive social, economic, and demographic changes the mean body mass index of Indian women rose. However, the obese and overweight, like their counterparts in other low and middle income nations, have been …

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