Evolution of the prevalence of obesity in the adult population in France, 2013–2016: the Constances study

Evolution of the prevalence of obesity in the adult population in France, 2013–2016: the Constances study

We are pleased to share a major new study published today in Scientific Reports providing trends in adult obesity prevalence between 2013 and 2016 in France. 63,582 men and women from independent samples are included in the research.

We note significant changes in obesity prevalence in the obesity class 1 classification for both men and women. Obesity classes 2 and 3 remained stable across survey years. An increase of 50% and 93% (women and men) in obesity prevalence was identified among young adults aged 18–29 years between 2013–2016. Obesity prevalence remained high among the most socially underprivileged French citizens surveyed.

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