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World Obesity & EASO statement on G20 Summit 2018

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posted by Research Admin on 4 December 2018

The number of school-age children living with obesity has risen ten-fold in just four decades, from 11 million to 124 million children globally, and is growing most rapidly in low- and middle-income countries. Obesity is both a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) in its own right and is a major risk factor for other NCDs, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, several cancers and psychological disorders later in life. It also imposes a growing burden on societies and economies.

To read the full statment from the World Obesity Federation & the European Association for the Study of Obesity on the G20 Summit 2018, go to: