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Modelling future trajectories of obesity and body mass index in England

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Background
Obesity is a leading risk for poor health outcomes in England. We examined best- and worst-case scenarios for the future trajectory of the obesity epidemic.
Methods
Taking the last 27 years of Health Survey for England data, we determined both position and shape of the adult body mass index (BMI) distribution and projected these parameters 20 years forward in time. For the best-case scenario, we fitted linear models, allowing for a... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0252072

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Population Health
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2271-6494
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2378-2944
Oxford Biomedical Research Centre More from this funder
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
6
Article number:
e0252072
Publication date:
2021-06-02
Acceptance date:
2021-05-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
34077469
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1182570
Local pid:
pubs:1182570
Deposit date:
2021-10-20

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