CSIS Analysis Examines Rising Prevalence Of Overweight, Obesity In LMICs

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Weighing the Risk of Obesity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Reid Hamel, senior fellow, and Elizabeth Black, research intern, both at the CSIS Global Food Security Project, discuss the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries, the challenges these conditions pose, and recommendations on how to address the issues. The authors write, “Increased advocacy and investments by the public and private sector in policies, research, and programs that address the overweight and obesity crisis, in addition to undernutrition and food insecurity, will only continue to pay off in the long run” (5/10).