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Top health officials adopt global plan to cut obesity

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1278-a (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1278
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    After months of tough negotiations with sugar producers, the 192 nation World Health Organization adopted a global plan last weekend to help millions of people avoid obesity and other chronic diseases by adopting a healthy diet.

    The plan was requested by governments as guidelines for setting health policy to combat the rise in obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes—non-infectious, often preventable diseases that WHO says account for 60% of deaths globally. Most of those deaths are now in developing countries, it says.

    WHO's Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, a 22 page …

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