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A recent report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization shows that the world is suffering from an unprecedented pandemic of obesity and other health conditions linked to processed foods and packaged foods.
The report estimates that the prevalence of obesity in the world has doubled in the past 30 years and now affects nearly 1 billion people.
The world is eating more than three times the average person, and the rate of obesity has increased so much that the number of people in developed nations who are overweight or obese has doubled.
The report estimates the global health burden of obesity at $22 trillion annually, with half of the burden attributed to the rising cost of food.
“As we have seen over the past decade, a rise in the cost of high-fat, high-sugar and low-fat foods has led to a shift from processed food to packaged food and the introduction of new types of food,” Dr. Robert Lustig, the lead author of the report, told the Guardian.
Lustig is an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the author of “The Obesity Epidemic: The Politics of Obesity, the Economy of Food, and a New Way Forward.”
The researchers, led by Dr. Lior Elshikany of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, analyzed data from more than 200 countries in 20 different regions around the world, including the United States, China, Italy, Brazil, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Russia and South Africa.
They looked at trends in the prevalence and prevalence of overweight and obesity, as well as the relationship between food and obesity.
The researchers found that obesity is increasing in many countries, especially in the developed world.
In the U.S., for example, overweight and obese people have increased by about 15 percent over the last 20 years.
In the United Kingdom, it has risen by about 12 percent.
In China, it rose by about 25 percent.
The report also found that people in the developing world were more likely to have the condition, which affects around one in three people in developing countries.
The authors estimate that this increases the risk of death from all causes by up to 14 percent, and it also increases the chances of developing diabetes by 15 percent.
Researchers say the rising obesity epidemic has led health care workers to make “many critical choices,” such as reducing their energy intake or limiting the amount of sugar they consume.
This has led some researchers to recommend limiting the number and types of processed food products in the home and limiting the consumption of refined grains and added sugars.
Dr. Lustig says that in the United states, we are seeing the first signs of a shift in the way we eat, especially for people in low-income communities.
While we’re not seeing any big change in the trends for obesity in our society, we’re seeing an increase in the rate that we’re losing weight,” he told The Huffington Pundit.
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