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Fighting obesity: Clarification from World Health Organization

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:53
  1. Catherine Le Gales-Camus, assistant-director general, noncommunicable diseases and mental health (,
  2. Amalia Waxman, project manager, global strategy on diet, physical activity and health
  1. World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland

    EDITOR—Jain's editorial calling for increased research into effective interventions against obesity contained some inaccuracies about the World Health Organization's role in this important global health issue.1

    The WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity, and health never “implicated” the marketing of junk foods, called for an immediate ban on the advertising of unhealthy foods to children, or was stalled. A …

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