Global epidemiology of obesity, vegetarian dietary patterns, and noncommunicable disease in Asian Indians.

@article{Singh2014GlobalEO,
  title={Global epidemiology of obesity, vegetarian dietary patterns, and noncommunicable disease in Asian Indians.},
  author={Pramil N. Singh and Kristen N Arthur and Michael Orlich and Wesley James and Anil Jacob Purty and Jayakaran S. Job and Sujatha S Rajaram and Joan Sabat{\'e}},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 Suppl 1},
  pages={359S-64S}
}
An increase in noncommunicable disease (NCD) in India has been attributed to an epidemiologic transition whereby, due to urbanization, there is an increase in traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors such as obesity. Accumulated biomarker data on the "Asian Indian phenotype" identify central obesity, which occurs at a lower body mass index (BMI), as a particularly potent risk factor in Asian Indians. A revised WHO case definition for obesity in India [BMI (in kg/m(2)) >25] has identified… CONTINUE READING
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