Obesity in Asia – is it different from rest of the world
Version of Record online: 28 DEC 2012
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Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews
Special Issue: Proceedings of the 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy), June 2-5, 2011, Shanghai, China. The 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy) and Wiley have published this supplement without financial support.
Volume 28, Issue Supplement s2, pages 47–51, December 2012
How to Cite
Ramachandran, A., Chamukuttan, S., Shetty, S. A., Arun, N. and Susairaj, P. (2012), Obesity in Asia – is it different from rest of the world. Diabetes Metab. Res. Rev., 28: 47–51. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.2353
- Issue online: 28 DEC 2012
- Version of Record online: 28 DEC 2012
- Received: 31 August 2011 Revised: 11 March 2012 Accepted: 28 March 2012
- obesity and diabetes;
- lifestyle disorders;
- upper body adiposity
An epidemic of obesity and obesity related diseases such as diabetes and cardio vascular disease (CVD) is prevalent in many Asian countries. Migration from rural to urban areas, and rapid socio-economic transition are associated with the lifestyle changes resulting in decreased levels of physical activity and increased intake of energy dense diet.