Evidence of an Overweight/Obesity Transition among School-Aged Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review

@inproceedings{Muthuri2014EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of an Overweight/Obesity Transition among School-Aged Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review},
  author={Stella Kagwiria Muthuri and Claire E. Francis and Lucy-Joy M Wachira and Allana G LeBlanc and Margaret Sampson and Vincent Ochieng Onywera and Mark Stephen Tremblay},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Prevalence of childhood overweight/obesity has increased considerably in recent years. The transition to higher rates of overweight/obesity has been well documented in high income countries; however, consistent or representative data from lower income countries is scarce. It is therefore pertinent to assess if rates of overweight/obesity are also increasing in lower income countries, to inform public health efforts. OBJECTIVE This systematic review aimed to investigate the evidence… CONTINUE READING
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