Number of overweight women in developing countries is increasing

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:620
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

Most developing countries now have more overweight than underweight women. Numbers of overweight women are increasing at an alarming rate, a new report based on data for women younger than 50 in 36 developing countries has found (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005;81: 714-21).

In 10 countries, more than half of the women living in urban areas are overweight (body mass index of 25 or more), according to the report. In 18 of the …

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