Journal article

Normal Weight Obesity: An Underrecognized Problem in Individuals of South Asian Descent

Nitin Kapoor, John Furler, Thomas Paul, Nihal Thomas, Brian Oldenburg

Clinical Therapeutics | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


PURPOSE: Obesity has attained pandemic proportions across the world, and its prevalence in developing countries is also on the rise. Nevertheless, there is still a large gap in understanding the reasons behind a disproportionately high prevalence of diabetes as opposed to a lesser degree of obesity seen in individuals of South Asian origin. This research letter highlights the importance of identifying individuals with normal weight obesity, which may partially bridge this knowledge gap. METHODS: We reviewed recently published evidence on normal weight obesity. FINDINGS: Normal weight obesity is a common public health problem and may be prevalent in up to one-third of individuals of certain A..

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Funding Acknowledgements

NK was supported by the ENCORE (Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease REsearch between Australian and India) programme for his PhD, funded by the University of Melbourne, Australia.