School of Public Health

Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases

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The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group is a worldwide network of clinical and public health researchers and practitioners that has collated a unique dataset on the following risk factors:

  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure
  • Serum cholesterol
  • Fasting plasma glucose
  • Diabetes

We have developed and applied Bayesian statistical methods for estimating national, regional, and global trends, and have estimated mortality and burden of disease attributable to these risks.

The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group welcomes new members. You can provide data on metabolic risk factors using the following data collection forms:

Please send completed forms to gbdmetabolicrisks@imperial.ac.uk

Publications (complete list on publications page)

Finucane MM*, Stevens GA*, Cowan MJ, Danaei G, Lin JK, Paciorek CJ, Singh GM, Gutierrez HR, Lu Y, Bahalim AN, Farzadfar F, Riley LM, Ezzati M on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factor of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Body Mass Index). National, regional, and global trends in body mass index since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 960 country-years and 9.1 million participants. Lancet 2011; 377(9765): 557-567 (view paper and webmaterials)

Danaei G*, Finucane MM*, Lin JK*, Singh GM*, Paciorek CJ, Cowan MJ, Farzadfar F, Stevens GA, Lim SS, Riley LM, Ezzati M on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factor of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Blood Pressure). National, regional, and global trends in systolic blood pressure since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 786 country-years and 5.4 million participants. Lancet 2011; 377(9765): 568-577 (view paper and webmaterials)

Farzadfar F*, Finucane MM*, Danaei G, Pelizzari PM, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ, Singh GM, Lin JK, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Ezzati M on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factor of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Cholesterol). National, regional, and global trends in serum total cholesterol since 1980: Systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 321 country-years and 3.0 million participants. Lancet 2011; 377(9765): 578-586 (view paper and webmaterials)

Danaei G*, Finucane MM*, Lu Y, et al, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Blood Glucose). National, regional, and global trends in fasting plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 370 country-years and 2·7 million participants. Lancet 2011; published online June 25. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60679-X. (view paper and webmaterials)

Singh GM*, Danaei G*, Pelizzari PM, Lin JK, Stevens GA, Farzadfar F, Khang YH, Lu Y, Riley LM, Lim SS, Ezzati M. The age associations of blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose: analysis of health examination surveys from international populations. Circulation 2012; 125(18):2204-11 (view paper and webmaterials)

Danaei G*, Singh GM*, Paciorek CJ, Lin JK, Cowan MJ, Finucane MM, Farzadfar F, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Lu Y, Rao M, Ezzati M, Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group, The global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with national income, urbanization, and Western diet in 1980 and 2008., Circulation 2013; 127:1493-1502 (view paper and webmaterials)

 

*co-first authors

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