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New Report Says Over Half The Global Population Could Become Overweight By 2035

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A new World Obesity Atlas report from the World Obesity Federation predicts that if current trends continue, fifty-one percent of the global population will be overweight or obese by 2035.

“Continued failure to improve prevention and treatment could contribute to a total economic impact of US$4.32 trillion by 2035 – nearly 3% of global GDP,” the report warned.

And the Obesity Federation stated that these new figures represent a significant increase in current levels.

The Federation said the situation lends urgency to its calls for the development of national obesity action plans around the world.

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According to the organisation, childhood obesity is rising particularly fast.

It expects rates to double among boys by 2035 to 208 million and to increase by 125% among girls to 175 million

The Federation observed that over 1.5 billion adults and nearly 400 million children would live with obesity in 12 years unless significant action is taken.

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