Obesity and overweight in South African primary school children – the Health of the Nation Study

Miranda E G Armstrong, M.I. Lambert, K.A. Sharwood, E.V. Lambert

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Abstract

Obesity has become a global health problem, affecting more than 1.3 billion adults, in both developed anddeveloping countries.1-4 In South Africa it has been suggested that urbanisation5 is associated with an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese.6,7 Indeed, high levels of obesity have been identified among urbanised South Africans, particularly among black women.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2006

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