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United States wins more time to lobby against WHO diet plan

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:245
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A showdown in Geneva over an international plan to tackle obesity ended in stalemate after the United States watered down its public objections to the World Health Organization's proposed Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

    The United States and its allies have postponed a confrontation on the issue, instead persuading the 2004 meeting of WHO's executive board to prolong until 29 February the period in which member states can raise objections to the existing plan. A revised plan will be drafted by WHO and …

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