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The world faces a weight problem of epidemic proportions

An international obesity meeting has concluded that the world is in the grips of an obesity epidemic that is totally out of control. Over 300 million adults world wide are overweight and many suffer from associated conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and sleep disorders. The problem world's weight problems are continually escalating.

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About: The world faces a weight problem of epidemic proportions

Date: 31 October 2004

Source: BBC

Author: Ania Lichtarowicz

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3969693.stm

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