Obesity worsened during economic downturn: Poor buying more cheap junk food

May 27, 2014 6:32 PM

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Obesity worsened during economic downturn: Poor buying more cheap junk food

A report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that over the past five years obesity increased by 2 to 3 percent in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland. In England, Italy, Korea and the United States obesity levels remained about the same.

On average, 1 in 5 children is overweight in OECD countries, but obesity rates were 1 in 3 in countries such as Greece, Italy, Slovenia and the United States.

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