NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Trend of Mean BMI Values of US Adults, Birth Cohorts 1882-1986 Indicates that the Obesity Epidemic Began Earlier than Hitherto Thought

John Komlos, Marek Brabec

NBER Working Paper No. 15862
Issued in April 2010

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The work was partly supported by the Institutional Research Plan of the Czech Republic AV0Z10300504 'Computer Science for the Information Society: Models, Algorithms, Applications'. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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