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Study Finds Little Change in N. Korean Diet Over 50 Years

The North Korean diet has changed little over the past 50 years, according to a study of U.N. data by the Washington, D.C.-based magazine National Geographic. The magazine analyzed dietary changes from 1961 to 2011 in 22 countries, including the United States and the two Koreas. On average, an adult in North Korea consumed about 2,103 calories per day in 2011, only a slight climb from 1,878 per day in 1961. That is significantly lower than the daily caloric intake of 2,500 a day...

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