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Obesity rates are increasing more rapidly in rural areas than in cities

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 08 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2088
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Global strategies to combat rising obesity may need to be reconsidered, as a new major study finds obesity rates have risen more rapidly in rural areas than in cities.1

The study, which involved more than 1000 researchers across the world and over 2000 population based studies, analysed global trends in body mass index (BMI) using height and weight data for more than 112 million adults across 200 countries between 1985 and …

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