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    Prevalence of obesity varies nearly 10-fold among countries; 4% in Japan and Korea, to 34% in the US


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    Monday, March 26, 2012 3:23 pm Email this article
    "The prevalence of obesity... varies tenfold among [34] countries, from a low of 4% in Japan and Korea, to 30% or more in the United States and Mexico," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

    Reference

    Overweight And Obesity. OECD Factbook 2011, p. 276-277.

     

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