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Early life urban exposure as a risk factor for developing obesity and impaired fasting glucose in later adulthood: results from two cohorts in Thailand

Angkurawaranon, Chaisiri; Wisetborisut, Anawat; Rerkasem, Kittipan; Doyle, Pat; Nitsch, Dorothea; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian


BACKGROUND: Obesity and obesity related conditions, driven by processes such as urbanization and globalization, are contributing to pronounced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in developing countries. There is limited evidence on the influence of living in an urban environment in early life on obesity and obesity related conditions later in life in developing countries such as Thailand. METHODS: We used data...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-09-16
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2220-5


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