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World J Diabetes. Jan 15, 2018; 9(1): 40-52
Published online Jan 15, 2018. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v9.i1.40
Association of obesity with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus in India: A meta-analysis of observational studies
Giridhara R Babu, Yamuna Ana, R Deepa, Public Health Foundation of India, IIPH-H, Bangalore Campus, SIHFW Premises, Beside Leprosy Hospital, Bangalore 560023, India
G V S Murthy, Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad, Plot # 1, A.N.V.Arcade, Amar Co-op Society, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad 500033, India
G V S Murthy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Prital Patel, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad 500111, India
Sara E Benjamin-Neelon, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
Sanjay Kinra, Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London Hospital, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
K Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
Author contributions: Babu GR conceived the study aims and design, contributed to the data extraction, planned the analysis, interpreted the results and drafted the final version of the paper; Murthy GVS has contributed to manuscript development and critical review; Ana Y and Deepa R evaluated the study articles and made decisions on inclusion and exclusion of the articles; Patel P was involved in manuscript development, provided inputs for estimations and critical review; Neelon SEB has reviewed the manuscript critically; Kinra S has contributed to the article critically for important intellectual content; Reddy KS has contributed to the article critically for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published.
Supported by Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellowship (Clinical and Public Health) to Giridhara R Babu.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors deny any conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article. No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Giridhara R Babu, MBBS, MBA, MPH, PhD, Wellcome Trust-DBT India alliance Research Fellow in Public Health, Additional Professor, Public Health Foundation of India, IIPH-H, Bangalore Campus, SIHFW Premises, Beside Leprosy Hospital, 1st Cross, Magadi Road, Bangalore 560023, India. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: August 3, 2017
Peer-review started: August 7, 2017
First decision: September 7, 2017
Revised: November 5, 2017
Accepted: November 19, 2017
Article in press: November 19, 2017
Published online: January 15, 2018