Obesity profile in Turkey

  title={Obesity profile in Turkey},
  author={Nazif Bagriacik and H{\"u}meyra Onat and Bayazit Ilhan and Tunc Tarakci and Zeynep Oşar and Mucahit Ozyazar and H Hatemi and Gursel Yildiz},
Background: Obesity is becoming a severe health problem worldwide. We evaluated the prevalence of obesity in different regions of Turkey, to study the association between BMI and regional nutritional habits and to compare the results with previous epidemiological studies. Method: 13,878 individuals (6,799 males and 7,079 females) were screened in six different regions of Turkey between 2000-2005 (Istanbul and Kastamonu from Northern part of the country, Gaziantep from South, Denizli and K… CONTINUE READING


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