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Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Since 1997, the ObEpi-Roche studies analyze overweight and obesity prevalence in France. The 2012 survey highlights a new increase in obesity prevalence, whatever the gender. The study shows that 32.3% of French adults over 18 years old are overweight (25 ≤ BMI ≤ 30 kg/m²) and that 15% are obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m²). The prevalence of obesity was 8.5% in 1997 as shown by the first ObEpi study, and 14.5% in 2009. Although a slowing down of obesity increase has been observed, there are currently in France less than one person in two with a normal body mass index (18.5 ≤ BMI ≤ 25 kg/m²).

Source: Enquête nationale ObeEpi 2012

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