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Devex Examines New Data Showing Increases In Overweight, Obese Populations In Pacific Nations

Devex: New global obesity data: Which countries top the list?
“Since 1975, Pacific nations have seen staggering increases in the number of overweight and obese children and adults, putting them at the center of a growing health epidemic impacting developing communities. Released to coincide with World Obesity Day on October 11, new data from the Imperial College London and World Health Organization provides country level information on the prevalence of unhealthy body weights among adult and child populations since 1975. … Using the data from the study, Devex produced an interactive visualization highlighting the extent of the crisis in the Pacific…” (Cornish, 10/19).

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