• Mon, Dec 16, 2019
  • Globally, estimates suggest that almost 2.3 billion children and adults are overweight, and more than 150 million children are stunted
    Low income countries facing both obesity, malnutrition
    Low-and middle-income countries have high levels of overweight and obesity along with undernutrition, say researchers, adding that these two issues have become increasingly connected. Our research shows that overweight and obesity levels of at least 20 per cent among adults are found in all low-income countries. Furthermore, the double burden of high levels of both undernutrition and overweight occur primarily in the lowest-income countries -- a reality that is driven by the modern food system, said study lead author Barry M. Popkin from University of North Carolina in US. This system has a global reach and is preventing low- and even moderate-income countries and households from consuming safe, affordable and healthy diets in a sustainable way, Popkin added.Globally, estimates suggest that almost 2.3 billion children and adults are...
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