Almost 30% Of World Overweight Or Obese, Researchers Say

News outlets report on findings that almost 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese.

Associated Press: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune
“Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis…” (Cheng, 5/29).

Reuters: Weight of the world: 2.1 billion people obese or overweight
“Obesity is imposing an increasingly heavy burden on the world’s population in rich and poor nations alike, with almost 30 percent of people globally now either obese or overweight — a staggering 2.1 billion in all, researchers said on Wednesday…” (Dunham, 5/28).

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