Around The World, People Are Either Fat Or Don’t Have Enough To Eat
From Fast Company
January 16, 2013 - 3:56pm
A new report from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Toronto has found a disturbing trend about the health of people in the developing world. As incomes and quality of life goes up, populations are becoming more obese. But the poor, undernourished people are staying poor and undernourished. "One might think that as a country grows economically, the majority of the underweight population would move into the average BMI range, but our study shows the opposite: people of average weight are disappearing," says Fahad Razak, the study’s lead author and a U of T clinical fellow working at St. Michael’s Hospital’s internal medicine unit. "This growing trend of body weight extremes is going to pose a major challenge for health care and policy leaders," says Razak. "They will need to balance their priorities between addressing health issues afflicting the...
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