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Childhood Obesity Described as 'Exploding Nightmare'

A report commissioned by the World Health Organization calls for governments, educators and the food industry to combat childhood obesity. The independent Commission for Ending Childhood Obesity says there are 41 million children under five years of age who are obese, an increase of 10 million from 1990.The developing world has seen obesity rates double since 1990. These dramatic increases were called an “exploding nightmare” in the report released Monday. It said driving the rise...

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