Global obesity rates have surged, surpassing one billion

The Hindu February 29, 2024, 06:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study in The Lancet reveals global obesity rates among children and adults have surged. The number of obese individuals worldwide has surpassed one billion, with 159 million children and adolescents and 879 million adults affected in 2022. Obesity has become the most prevalent form of malnutrition, surpassing underweight cases. In India, both obesity and underweight coexist, with increasing rates of abdominal and general obesity.

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