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The obesity transition: stages of the global epidemic

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 7 February 2019


Lindsay M Jaacks
Stefanie Vandevijvere
An Pan
Craig J McGowan
Chelsea Wallace
Fumiaki Imamura
Dariush Mozaffarian
Boyd Swinburn
Majid Ezzati

Year of Publication



The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrynology, January 28, 2019 [Epub ahead of print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



The authors map the epidemiology of the "transition" of global rates of obesity. They identify transitional stages that distinguish where particular population groups are positioned at a point in time. "This conceptual model is intended to provide guidance to researchers and policy makers in identifying the current stage of the obesity transition in a population, anticipating subpopulations that will develop obesity in the future, and enacting proactive measures to attenuate the transition, taking into consideration local contextual factors."

Type of Study

Comparative study

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