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Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, July 2017
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Title
Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years
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New England Journal of Medicine, July 2017
DOI 10.1056/nejmoa1614362
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Abstract

Background Although the rising pandemic of obesity has received major attention in many countries, the effects of this attention on trends and the disease burden of obesity remain uncertain. Methods We analyzed data from 68.5 million persons to assess the trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults between 1980 and 2015. Using the Global Burden of Disease study data and methods, we also quantified the burden of disease related to high body-mass index (BMI), according to age, sex, cause, and BMI in 195 countries between 1990 and 2015. Results In 2015, a total of 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults were obese. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries and has continuously increased in most other countries. Although the prevalence of obesity among children has been lower than that among adults, the rate of increase in childhood obesity in many countries has been greater than the rate of increase in adult obesity. High BMI accounted for 4.0 million deaths globally, nearly 40% of which occurred in persons who were not obese. More than two thirds of deaths related to high BMI were due to cardiovascular disease. The disease burden related to high BMI has increased since 1990; however, the rate of this increase has been attenuated owing to decreases in underlying rates of death from cardiovascular disease. Conclusions The rapid increase in the prevalence and disease burden of elevated BMI highlights the need for continued focus on surveillance of BMI and identification, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to address this problem. (Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 3510 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 554 16%
Student > Bachelor 524 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 421 12%
Researcher 364 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 264 8%
Other 707 20%
Unknown 685 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1005 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 362 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 271 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 208 6%
Sports and Recreations 130 4%
Other 629 18%
Unknown 914 26%

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