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Study: Nearly 29% of world population is overweight

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Friday, May 30, 2014

WSJ: The prevalence of people overweight of obese jumped 27.5% for adults; 47.1% for kids from 1980 to 2013.

The increases in overweight and obese people "have been substantial, widespread, and have arisen over a short time," said the study, which analyzed data that included the heights and weights of people in 183 countries. Today, it said, 36.9% of the world's men and 38% of women are overweight or obese.

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