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South Africa Ranks Among Most Obese Nations, Surveys Show

Reuters: Obesity, South Africa’s emerging health crisis
“…Nearly three quarters of South Africans are overweight and the country ranks third in a list of the world’s most obese nations behind the United States and Mexico, according to surveys by GlaxoSmithKline and medical journal The Lancet. Africa has for decades been grappling with well-publicized epidemics such as HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, and malaria, but a wave of new health risks has gone relatively unnoticed…” (Motsoeneng, 12/10).