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Farquhar and Co-Authors Highlight Association Between Obesity and Hypertension in Kenya

Posted: 10/15/2021 (CSDE in the News)

In early October, CSDE Affiliate Carey Farquhar and colleagues published a study Medicine on the relationship between obesity and the risk of chronic disease using a population-based, national survey conducted in Kenya. The paper, available in full HERE, finds high levels of obesity prevalence, which is associated with hypertension and dyslipidemia, but not associated with diabetes.  Consequently, they argue for urgent public health measures to address obesity and its co-morbidities.

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