Source: The Lancet, 12 February 2011, vol 377(9765), pp 527
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Date of publication: 12 February 2011
Publication type: Editorial, Journal Article
In a nutshell: The three articles in this edition of The Lancet have been published on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Groups on BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol, respectively. They focus on national, regional and global trends in body-mass index, systolic blood pressure and serum total cholesterol 1980 – 2008, across 199 countries. An epidemic is clearly developing, but each risk factor is considered to be modifiable.
Length of publication: 1 page plus 3 related articles
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