Progress Against Global Obesity Slow; Health Experts Call For More Policy Measures

Reuters: Global progress against obesity “unacceptably slow”
“Global progress toward tackling obesity has been ‘unacceptably slow,’ health experts said on Wednesday, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010. In a series of studies published in The Lancet medical journal, researchers said that in less than a generation, rates of child obesity have risen dramatically worldwide, yet few countries have taken regulatory steps to protect children or implemented recommended healthy food policies…” (Kelland, 2/18).

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