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Global War Against Obesity Not Being Taken Seriously Enough

According to Reuters, obesity issues are not being combatted seriously enough on a global scale, and only a quarter of the world’s countries implemented healthy eating policies before 2010. Researchers found that while child obesity rates have risen astronomically in less than a generation, very few countries have taken measures to protect the children or implemented healthy eating recommendations. Data from the World Health Organization stated that 39 percent of adults in the world were overweight in 2014, 13 percent were considered obese. Additionally, in 2013, there were 42 million obese children under the age of five. Officials are calling for stricter regulations on food quality in schools, taxes on unhealthy food products, and subsidies to make healthy foods more affordable to poorer people.

Read the article published by Reuters.