Overweight and obesity
Fact sheets and research news about overweight and obesity.
Public Health Report
Overweight and obesity in Norway - Public health report 2014
Overweight and obesity have increased in the Norwegian population in recent decades but there are signs that this trend has levelled off among children.
Body mass index, weight and height in children and adolescents
WHO has developed growth curves for children aged 0-5 years. IOTF curves are used to assess body mass index, weight and height in children and adolescents between 2 and 18 years.
Child Growth Study of Norway
News and research findings
Excess abdominal fat is associated with heart attack
A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women.
More obesity among the less educated in rich countries
In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated.
Are the metabolic syndrome and cancer related?
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes type 2. Few studies have studied the metabolic syndrome as an entity and the risk of cancer.