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Abstract

NECK CIRCUMFERENCE; INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS: CORRELATION WITH BODY MASS INDEX AND WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE.

Priya Kumari* and Krishna Karki

ABSTRACT

Overweight and obesity are still major public issue around the world. In 1997, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared this condition as global epidemic.[1] According to the International Obesity Task force report, in 2010, the number of overweight and obese people globally was estimated nearly 1.0 billion and 475 million, respectively. Childhood obesity is increasing in the same trend and it has been estimated that near about 200 million school- going children are overweight or obese.[2] The prevalence of obesity has increased in Industrialization countries and also in developing country like India. Several studies have confirmed the relationship between overweight and obesity and its marker with a wide range of chronic diseases and even correlation with malignancies that may threatened public health.[3]

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