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Obesity In Children And Teens Rose Sharply Worldwide Over Past 4 Decades

The number of young people with obesity has risen tenfold since 1975, according to a study from the World Health Organization. At the same time, that rise has been far from uniform across the world.

In just over four decades, obesity levels in children and teenagers have risen dramatically worldwide, though that rise has been far from uniform. In a new study , British researchers and the World Health Organization say those levels have plateaued lately in high-income countries, "albeit at high levels," while the rise in obesity rates has only accelerated in regions

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