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Task force proposes changing body mass risk indicators for diabetes

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:126
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    A medical task force in India has proposed a national diabetes control programme that will redefine being overweight in Indians, release consensus guidelines for diabetes management, and launch health education in schools and workplaces.

    The task force, set up by the Indian Council of Medical Research, last week hammered out key elements of a diabetes control programme to address concerns about the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in urban India.

    India has an estimated 25 million people with diabetes and epidemiological studies indicate that the number will rise to 57 million by 2025. A …

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