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More Overweight Than Underweight People Worldwide, Study Shows

Reuters: World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds
“More than 640 million people globally now weigh in as obese and the world has more overweight than underweight people, according to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI). … The study, published on Thursday in The Lancet medical journal, involved the World Health Organization and more than 700 researchers worldwide. It analyzed data on weight and height from nearly 20 million adults from 186 countries…” (Kelland, 3/31).

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