10 facts on obesity

Health news WHO & FDA Release News Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally

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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally

February 2010

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with at least 2.6 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Once associated with high-income countries, obesity is now also prevalent in low- and middle-income countries.

Governments, international partners, civil society, non governmental organizations and the private sector all have vital roles to play in contributing to obesity prevention.

Read the fact file on obesity http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/obesity/en/index.html#

Source: WHO Release News

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