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Incidence Of Obesity, Diabetes Increasing In African Nations, Report Shows

The Guardian: Supermarkets are creating an obesity crisis in African countries, experts warn
“Changing dietary habits are creating an obesity crisis in African countries as middle-class people buy their food from supermarkets rather than eating food they grow, a group of international food security experts has warned. A report by the Malabo Montpellier Panel, a group of agriculture and food experts, claims obesity is becoming a significant challenge for governments, agencies, and the private sector in African countries, many of which are already dealing with malnutrition and stunting. Diabetes is also on the rise, said the panel…” (Lyons, 10/3).

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