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International trends in obesity

A paper published by The Lancet shows that the worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.
Read the abstract: The Lancet, 4 Feb 2011
Read more: Press Release, The Lancet, 4 Feb 2011

Nauru: How tiny Nauru became world’s fattest nation
The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru was named as the fattest in the world in a recent report. Researchers blame the spread of Western fast food.
Read more: The Independent, 4 Feb 2011

Global obesity rates double since 1980
Obesity rates worldwide have doubled in the last three decades even as blood pressure and cholesterol levels have dropped, new research says. The researchers warn the increasing numbers of obese people could lead to a “global tsunami of cardiovascular diseaseā€. Obesity is also linked to higher rates of cancer, diabetes and is estimated to cause about 3 million deaths worldwide every year.
Read more: AP/NZ Herald, 4 Feb 2011

Published on February 4, 2011 in International news,Trends