We used the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study results to explore the burden of high body mass index (BMI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).
We estimated the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children (2–19 years) and adults (≥20 years) in 1980 and 2015. The burden of disease related to high BMI was calculated using the GBD comparative risk assessment approach.
The prevalence of obesity increased for a...
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Burden of obesity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study
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