Central obesity in India is no longer confined to wealthier people, survey finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 30 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6399
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

More than a third of over 50s in India have a midriff bulge, and this is more common in women, the results of a nationally representative survey have shown.1

The findings also showed that obesity was not confined to India’s prosperous elite: although half (51%) of wealthier people had excess weight around their middle, over a quarter (28%) of people on low or middling incomes were also found to have central adiposity.

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