Sunday, December 16, 2012

More People Suffering From Obesity Than Hunger Worldwide

In the past 20 years, global deaths from infectious diseases like the measles, tetanus, and tuberculosis have dropped significantly, reports British medical journal The Lancet. The bad news is these diseases are quickly being replaced by obesity-related illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The journal reports one in four deaths was caused by heart disease or stroke, and adds that diabetes killed 1.3 million people. In fact, these obesity-related conditions now cause more deaths and more disabilities, and force years of chronic pain on more people around the world than hunger and malnutrition. Read more at CNN, or read The Lancet report.

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