Raised BMI cut-off for overweight in Greenland Inuit: A review

Stig Andersen, Karsten Fleischer Rex, Paneeraq Noahsen, Hans Christian Florian Sørensen, Gert Mulvad, Peter Laurberg

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Abstract

Obesity is associated with increased morbidity and premature death. Obesity rates have increased worldwide and the WHO recommends monitoring. A steep rise in body mass index (BMI), a measure of adiposity, was detected in Greenland from 1963 to 1998. Interestingly, the BMI starting point was in the overweight range. This is not conceivable in a disease-free, physically active, pre-western hunter population.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Circumpolar Health
Volume72
Issue numberSuppl1
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
ISSN1239-9736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Congress on Circumpolar Health - Fairbanks, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 201210 Aug 2012
Conference number: 15

Conference

ConferenceInternational Congress on Circumpolar Health
Number15
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFairbanks
Period01/08/201210/08/2012

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