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Obesity is a wake up call for developing world too

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:809
  1. Pushpa Ranjan Wijesinghe, post doctoral fellow in community medicine (
  1. 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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