Obesity report says world is fatter and less productive

Obesity report says world is fatter and less productive

More than one in 10 of the world’s adult population is now overweight.

What does the report say?

  1. A ‘tsunami of obesity’ is washing over the world
  2. There has been a near-doubling of the numbers of dangerously overweight adults since 1980
  3. There is now nearly ONE-IN-NINE adults or 500,000,000 people, clinically obese
  4. Every person in the world has gained more than 1 kilogram, on average, each decade since 1980

Study published in the medical journal The Lancet on Friday May 17, 2013.  As reported by Deutsche Welle on May 18, 2013.


 

Posted: Wednesday 22 May 2013

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