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New South African Obesity Research Center Aims To Shed Light On Growing Problem

The Guardian: Rising to the nutrition challenge: South Africa’s new obesity research center
“…[O]besity rates are on the rise [in South Africa], driven by increasingly sedentary lifestyles, a rise in disposable income and the popularity of cheap junk food. … But obesity has been somewhat overlooked as a health problem in the country, says Shane Norris, a health researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and one of the brains behind the African Centre for Obesity Prevention (ACTION). The center launched in November last year to strengthen obesity research in South Africa and is one of the first of its kind on the continent…” (Nordling, 2/24).

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