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Malnutrition and obesity coexist in many countries, report finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3351 (Published 15 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3351
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Malnutrition was on the rise in nearly every country in the world and was being fuelled by obesity, a new report on global nutrition has warned.1

The report, produced by the US based International Food Policy Research Institute, looked at malnutrition in all its forms and found that 57 out of 129 countries now had high levels of both undernutrition and obesity.

It showed that rates of overweight and obesity were rising in every region of the world, and that nearly every country would miss targets on tackling the problem.

Corinna Hawkes, one of the contributors to the report and director of the Centre for Food Policy …

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