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Childhood Obesity Weighs on WHO

If current trends continue, the World Health Organization warns there will be 70 million obese children globally by 2025.  WHO reports the number of overweight or obese infants and children has increased from 31 million globally in 1990 to 44 million in 2012. Over the same period, it says the number of obese children in Africa alone has risen from four to 10 million. Peter David Gluckman co-chairs the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, established by WHO’s director-general,...

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