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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

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Why We Need to Rethink the Diseases of Affluence

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Affluence and the Worldwide Distribution of Cardiovascular Disease Risks

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