Undernutrition, Obesity Negatively Impacting Latin American Nations’ Economies, Straining Health Services, U.N. Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Obesity “frightening” in Latin America, driving disease and draining economies — U.N.
“More than two thirds of people living in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving rates of disease, and straining health services, a U.N. report said on Tuesday…” (Moloney, 4/25).

U.N. News Centre: Latin America loses billions of dollars to ‘double burden’ of undernutrition and obesity — U.N. study
“…The Cost of the Double Burden of Malnutrition, released [Monday], is the result of a partnership between the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) and calculates losses in productivity, health, and education in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico…” (4/25).

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