Around one billion people are currently affected worldwide, and the figure is set to rise to 1.5 billion by 2015 if current trends continue, the WHO said ahead of annual World Heart Day, which is marked Sunday...Link (via Carbwire)
"The rapid increase of overweight and obesity in many low and middle income countries foretells an overwhelming chronic disease burden in these countries in the next 10 to 20 years, if action is not taken now."
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