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Tackling obesity needs all of us, not some of us

from Public Library of Science via Medical Xpress

One of the most important issues facing public health today is obesity. Worldwide, approximately 30 percent of adults are obese, and costs around $2 trillion annually. A health concern with complex determinants and many intertwined causes, there's no single magic bullet solution to the rising prevalence of obesity. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute studied 74 interventions to see what was effective. They studied 74 interventions that target obesity, which range from subsidizing school meals, adding calorie and nutrition labels, as well as restrictions on advertising high-calorie food and drinks. more


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