Obesity Has Doubled Since 1980, Major Global Analysis of Risk Factors Reveals

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L’obésité a doublé dans le monde en 30 ans

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The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a major study on how three important heart disease risk factors have changed across the world over the last three decades. The study, published February 4 in three papers in the Lancet, looked at all available global data to assess how body mass index, blood pressure and cholesterol changed between 1980 and 2008.

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