The worldwide obesity epidemic.

@article{James2001TheWO,
  title={The worldwide obesity epidemic.},
  author={P T James and Richard Leach and Eleni Kalamara and Mansooreh Shayeghi},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2001},
  volume={9 Suppl 4},
  pages={
          228S-233S
        }
}
The recent World Health Organization (WHO) agreement on the standardized classification of overweight and obese, based on body mass index (BMI), allows a comparable analysis of prevalence rates worldwide for the first time. In Asia, however, there is a demand for a more limited range for normal BMIs (i.e., 18.5 to 22.9 kg/m(2) rather than 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m(2)) because of the high prevalence of comorbidities, particularly diabetes and hypertension. In children, the International Obesity Task… 
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