Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of Lancet Report On Syndemic Of Malnutrition, Obesity, Climate Change
Bloomberg: Big Food Is To Blame for Far More Than Obesity, Study Finds
“The food industry is portrayed as the new Big Tobacco in a sweeping report that links the industry’s influence to a global obesity epidemic, along with malnutrition and climate change…” (1/28).
Health Policy Watch: Vested Interests & Misplaced Economic Incentives Drive Obesity, Undernutrition & Climate Change, Lancet Report Finds
“…Current trends are driving the inter-related pandemics of obesity and undernutrition as well as climate change, according to a new report by The Lancet Commission on Obesity. The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change, released [Monday], calls for a new global treaty on food systems to limit the political influence of what it describes as ‘Big Food’ driving both ill health and climate change…” (Fletcher, 1/28).
Newsweek: Fixing Climate Change, Obesity Requires ‘Fundamentally Transformed’ Capitalism, Says New Report
“… ‘These three pandemics — obesity, undernutrition, and climate change — represent The Global Syndemic that affects most people in every country and region worldwide,’ the report reads, further describing the interlocked pandemics as ‘the paramount health challenge for humans, the environment, and our planet in the 21st century’…” (Whalen, 1/28).
NPR: Does The World Need A New Buzzword — ‘Syndemic’ — To Describe 3 Big Crises?
“…The term [syndemic] was first coined in the 1990s to describe the way different diseases interact within the human body. … Now, a new report by the Lancet Commission is broadening the definition big time, using it make a connection between three of the biggest public health issues of the 21st century…” (Ellis, 1/28).
The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.