oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - 'Big is beautiful' - and unhealthy and confusing? : editorial

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Obesity in women from developing countries is a growing phenomenon, even though the rate is still relatively low in certain areas, namely South Asia (0.1%), sub-Saharan Africa (2.5%), and the Caribbean and Latin America (9.6%). In North Africa and the Middle East the prevalence of obesity is already 17.2%, not much lower than the 20.7% found in the USA. Thirty-six per cent of urban black women and 25% of rural black women in South Africa are obese.

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