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Average US BMI on the rise despite increasing weight loss efforts

 3 weeks ago       55 Views

This is according to new research appearing in the journal JAMA Network OpenTrusted Source.

Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center in New Orleans, LA, is one of the corresponding authors of the study.

As per the study paper's title, the research examined "[t]rends in self-perceived weight status, weight loss attempts, and weight loss strategies among adults in the United States" in 1999–2006.

Dr. Qi and team used nationally representative data from nine applications of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 1999 and 2016.

In total, they had access to data from 48,026 participants. The researchers examined trends in measured BMI and weight, self-reported weight during the past year, and the difference between measured weight at present and self-reported weight in the prior year.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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