Global progress against obesity unacceptably slow

February 18, 2015 11:40 PM

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Global progress against obesity unacceptably slow

LONDON (Reuters) - Global progress toward tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow", health experts said on Wednesday, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010.

In a series of studies published in The Lancet medical journal, researchers said that in less than a generation, rates of child obesity have risen dramatically worldwide, yet few countries have taken regulatory steps to protect children or implemented recommended healthy food policies.

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