Tuesday, May 27, 2014


[IWS] OECD OBESITY UPDATE 2014 [27 May 2014]

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Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)


OECD OBESITY UPDATE 2014 [27 May 2014]




[full-text, 8 pages]


Press Release 27 May 2014

More efforts needed to tackle rising obesity, says OECD


27/05/14 – Most people in OECD countries are overweight or obese. The social and economic consequences of this epidemic are dramatic, exposing an increasing number of people to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


New OECD data and analysis reveal that obesity levels have continued to rise in most countries over the past five years, but more slowly than before. Obesity has been virtually stable in England, Italy, Korea, and the United States but has increased by 2-3% in Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland.


AND MORE..including CHART, TABLES....

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·         Figure 1: Obesity among adults

·         Figure 2: Obesity rates

·         Figure 3: Child obesity trends in 3 countries

·         Figure 4: Obesity among children

·         Figure 5: Obesity by education level



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