CPC Fellow Barry Popkin's Research on Overweight Featured in News

Aug 16, 2006

There are now more overweight people in the world than those who have to go hungry, a conference of experts in Australia has heard.

Barry Popkin, a professor at the University of North Carolina, said that the world's slide into obesity has happened with dramatic speed.

"The reality is that globally far more obesity than under-nutrition exists," he told the conference on Queensland's Gold Coast.

"Obesity is the norm globally and under-nutrition, while still important in a few countries and in targeted populations in many others, is no longer the dominant disease."

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