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GEM No. 585| Volume 51, ISSUE 8, P1025-1027, September 2019

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Development and Feasibility of a Pacific-Focused Community Weight Management Program

Published:April 30, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.04.005
      Obesity is a significant public health issue in New Zealand, where two thirds of adults are overweight or obese.
      New Zealand Ministry of Health
      New Zealand Health Survey: Annual Update of Key Results 2016–2017.
      In New Zealand, Pacific people have a greater burden of overweight and obesity than others; 90% of Pacific adults experience overweight and obesity.
      New Zealand Ministry of Health
      New Zealand Health Survey: Annual Update of Key Results 2016–2017.
      Pacific rates of ischemic heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are all also markedly greater than for other New Zealanders.
      New Zealand Ministry of Health
      New Zealand Health Survey: Annual Update of Key Results 2016–2017.
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