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Global Obesity

The Whole World Is Eating Too Much Sugar

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

* Intake should be halved in Americas, W. Europe * Evidence shows sugar link to weight gain * Can of soda contains 10 te...

Global Progress Against Obesity "Unacceptably Slow"

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

* Researchers say approach to tackling obesity must change * Food environments exploit people's vulnerabilities * Food i...

Four Ways Other Countries Are Successfully Tackling Obesity. Take Note, America

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Mark Hyman, MD

In 2000, Australia implemented a 10 percent tax on soda, candy and white flour bakery products.

Obesity Rates Growing Faster In Poorer Countries

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

While obesity rates are climbing around the world, they are climbing faster in developing countries than in wealthy ones, researchers from the Oversea...

Global Obesity Rates Double Since 1980

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — The world is becoming a heavier place, especially in the West. Obesity rates worldwide have doubled in the last three decades even as ...

Obesity Goes Global: Africa's Middle Class Hit With Diabetes, Weight Gain

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JOHANNESBURG — The medical experts gathered from around Africa were here to talk about a continentwide epidemic, but it wasn't AIDS or malaria &...