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Obesity Outweighs Malnutrition

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The WHO global burden of disease (GBD) measures burden of disease is a five year study on the worldwide state of health. The study found that for the first time obesity ranked higher than malnutrition as a cause of death. Vast strides have been made in overcoming starvation. At the same time, nutrition outside of Africa has been contributing to an increase in “fat” related diseases.

The study estimates 3 million people a year are dieing from obesity while 1 million people a year are starving to death.

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