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    1 month ago

    You know I didn’t know the US had a billion people. lol at least that’s what you’d think from all shit talkers online that all obese people are from the US.

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      11 month ago

      We started exporting our obesity. I remember reading about Australia having a growing obesity problem. A lot of the world loves KFC, other fast food, and sugar infused everything. The bucket of chicken is more iconic to see. Especially when they get sold as an “American Meal” combo.

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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Prof Ezzati, who has been looking at global data for years, says he is surprised at the speed the picture has changed, with many more countries now facing an obesity crisis, while the number of places where people being underweight is regarded as the biggest concern, has decreased.

    World Health Organization (WHO) director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “This new study highlights the importance of preventing and managing obesity from early life to adulthood, through diet, physical activity, and adequate care.”

    He added that it would take the work of governments and communities and “importantly requires the co-operation of the private sector, which must be accountable for the health impacts of their products”.

    Study co-author Dr Guha Pradeepa, from the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, says major global issues risk worsening malnutrition caused by both obesity and being underweight.

    She said: "The impact of issues such as climate change, disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine risk worsening both rates of obesity and underweight, by increasing poverty and the cost of nutrient-rich foods.

    While they acknowledge this is an imperfect measure of the extent of body fat, and say some countries had better data than others, they argue it is the most widely used, making this global analysis possible.


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    11 month ago

    On the one hand, an outstanding victory over starvation, on the other, a whole new set of diseases and social implications.