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The obesity epidemic in Sri Lanka revisited

Jayawardena, Ranil, Byrne, Nuala M., Soares, Mario J. , Katulanda, Prasad , & Hills, Andrew P. (2012) The obesity epidemic in Sri Lanka revisited. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.

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Abstract

Obesity has reached epidemic levels in most affluent countries. In contrast, South Asia is presently considered a minimally affected region as malnutrition and infectious diseases are still their main health concerns.1 South Asians have poor attitudes toward obesity and being obese is considered as a sign of prosperity...

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ID Code: 55327
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Obesity, Sri Lanka
DOI: 10.1177/1010539512464650
ISSN: 1010-5395
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100) > Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 05:06

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