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March 2005, Volume 55, Issue 3


The Obesity Epidemic - A Challenge of this Century

Fatema Jawad

Obesity has acquired the status of a global epidemic. More than 1.1 billion people in the world, are estimated to be overweight (body mass index (BMI) (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters), greater than 25) and 320 million are calculated to be obese


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