Global obesity estimates may miss more than half a billion worldwide

Standard methods for estimating obesity may grossly underestimate the burden of overweight worldwide — on the scale of hundreds of millions — according to a paper published in Obesity Reviews. Associate professors Daniel Hruschka of Arizona State University’s School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Craig Hadley of Emory University’s Department of Anthropology are developing more accurate tools by taking a closer look at the different ways that people’s bodies are built in different places around the world.

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