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Research Article

Rethinking the “Diseases of Affluence” Paradigm: Global Patterns of Nutritional Risks in Relation to Economic Development

  • Majid Ezzati mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stephen Vander Hoorn,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Carlene M. M Lawes,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Rachel Leach,

    Affiliation: International Obesity Task Force, London, United Kingdom

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  • W. Philip T James,

    Affiliation: International Obesity Task Force, London, United Kingdom

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  • Alan D Lopez,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Anthony Rodgers,

    Affiliation: Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Christopher J. L Murray

    Affiliation: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: May 03, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020133

About the Authors

Majid Ezzati, Christopher J. L Murray
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Stephen Vander Hoorn, Carlene M. M Lawes, Anthony Rodgers
Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rachel Leach, W. Philip T James
International Obesity Task Force, London, United Kingdom
Alan D Lopez
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ME, SV, and CJLM designed the study. SV, CMML, RL, and WPTJ collected data. ME, SV, RL, and WPTJ analyzed the data. ME, SV, CMML, RL, WPTJ, ADL, AR, and CJLM contributed to writing the paper.