The obesity epidemic, metabolic syndrome and future prevention strategies

@article{James2004TheOE,
  title={The obesity epidemic, metabolic syndrome and future prevention strategies},
  author={P T James and Neville J Rigby and Rachel Leach},
  journal={European Journal of Preventive Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={3 - 8}
}
The epidemic of obesity and overweight poses a major challenge to the prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases throughout the world. In some developing countries it presents a double burden alongside enduring problems of undernutrition. Current IOTF estimates suggest that at least 1.1 billion adults are overweight including 312 million who are obese. The prevalence of obesity has doubled or even risen threefold in less than two decades, while in children this is rising at an even faster… Expand
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