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More than 10 per cent of the world is obese: Study

Researchers found that excess weight played a role in 4 million deaths in 2015

Matt Richtel | NYT 

More than 10 per cent of the world’s population is now obese, a marked rise over the last 30 years that is leading to widespread health problems and millions of premature deaths, according to a new study, the most comprehensive research done on the subject. Published Monday in The New England Journal of Medicine, the study showed that the problem had swept the globe, including regions that have historically had food shortages, like Africa. The study, compiled by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and funded by the Gates ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 22:08 IST