The Asian enigma: predisposition for low adult BMI among people of South Asian descent

@article{Nub2009TheAE,
  title={The Asian enigma: predisposition for low adult BMI among people of South Asian descent},
  author={Maarten Nub{\'e}},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={507 - 516}
}
  • M. Nubé
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Medicine
  • Public Health Nutrition
Abstract Objective To investigate the Asian enigma, the phenomenon of relatively high levels of undernutrition among children and adult women in South Asia, despite more favourable records with respect to infant mortality, women’s education, food availability or other aspects of living conditions in comparison with, for example, sub-Saharan Africa. Design Literature has been explored to identify countries outside South Asia that are home to sizeable population segments from different ethnic… 
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