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World’s Obese Outnumber Underweight

There are now more obese people on the planet than there are underweight people, according to a new study. In what they’re calling the “world’s biggest obesity study,” researchers from Imperial College London compared global body mass indices (BMI) from almost 20 million adults from 1975 to 2014. What they found was that over that period, global obesity rates among men tripled from 3.2 percent to 10.8 percent. For women, it more than doubled, rising from 6.4 percent to 14.9...

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