CPC Fellow Barry Popkin discusses global overweight and obesity in the news

Sep 25, 2007

... "It's a very different world than it was a while back," said Dr. Barry Popkin, director of the University of North Carolina's Interdisciplinary Obesity Center. "The bulk of the world is fat." Even the Mediterranean diet isn't stopping Europeans' expanding waistlines. In Italy, 42 percent of adults are overweight and 9 percent are obese, according to the World Health Organization. In France, 41 percent of adults are overweight; 11 percent obese.

To read the entire article ("Obesity goes global -- blame prosperity, bad habits, fast food," The Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 23, 2007), click here:




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