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The obesity epidemic is a worldwide phenomenon.
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PMID:  9584495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity is not just a disease of developed nations. Obesity levels in some lower-income and transitional countries are as high as or higher than those reported for the United States and other developed countries, and those levels are increasing rapidly. Shifts in diet and activity are consistent with these changes, but little systematic work has been done to understand all the factors contributing to these high levels. The goal of this review is to provide an understanding of the patterns and trends of obesity around the world and some of the major forces affecting these trends. Several nationally representative and nationwide surveys are discussed.
B M Popkin; C M Doak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0029-6643     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-05-28     Completed Date:  1998-05-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27516-3997, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diet / trends
Health Surveys
Obesity / epidemiology*
World Health*
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