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Why are obesity rates rising globally in children and adults?

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Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a recent study in the Lancet has exposed the global, regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults. Not only is obesity on the rise but, in addition, no successful national stories in reducing obesity have been reported for last 33 years. Global health statistician, Marie Ng, from University of Washington discusses the trends emerging globally around obesity and what action is needed to reverse these trends.
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