Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight

Elife. 2021 Mar 9:10:e60060. doi: 10.7554/eLife.60060.


From 1985 to 2016, the prevalence of underweight decreased, and that of obesity and severe obesity increased, in most regions, with significant variation in the magnitude of these changes across regions. We investigated how much change in mean body mass index (BMI) explains changes in the prevalence of underweight, obesity, and severe o