Overweight, Obesity Rates Rising In Some African Nations
The Guardian: Africa faces up to obesity epidemic
“Some parts of Africa are best known for charity appeals to combat famine, but the continent is now facing the opposite problem: an obesity epidemic. … Although statistics are scarce, the World Health Organization estimates that 12.7 percent of African children will be overweight or obese by 2020, compared with 8.5 percent in 2010. Obesity is linked to increased risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions…” (Allison, 11/17).