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Obesity: Time for Global Action
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Today, obesity-related diseases are among the top three killers across the globe. Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, over 70 percent of the world's 2 billion overweight/obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level.
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