Central obesity in India is no longer confined to wealthier people, survey findsBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6399 (Published 30 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6399
- Zosia Kmietowicz
- 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.