2022
DOI: 10.1590/0102-311xe00149721
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Undernutrition and obesity trends in Brazilian adults from 1975 to 2019 and its associated factors

Abstract: Nutritional status has evolved in a dual trend worldwide: underweight has become a minor or local issue while overweight or obesity has risen to play a major role in the global burden of disease. In 2014, Brazil was ranked as the third country with the highest absolute number of obese men. Our aim was to estimate trends of underweight and obesity among Brazilian adults using a comprehensive set of surveys from 1974 to 2019. The data used in the study originate from subjects aged ≥ 18 in six Brazilian national … Show more

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“…The other major public health challenge in Brazil is the double burden of malnutrition combined with obesity and undernutrition [3]. The prevalence of adult obesity in Brazil has increased unusually quickly from 6% in 1975 to 26% in 2019, and the pandemic has probably added further to that number [4]. There is a gradually steeper social gradient of obesity among women.…”
Section: A Covid-19 and Malnutrition Syndemic In Brazilmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The other major public health challenge in Brazil is the double burden of malnutrition combined with obesity and undernutrition [3]. The prevalence of adult obesity in Brazil has increased unusually quickly from 6% in 1975 to 26% in 2019, and the pandemic has probably added further to that number [4]. There is a gradually steeper social gradient of obesity among women.…”
Section: A Covid-19 and Malnutrition Syndemic In Brazilmentioning
confidence: 99%