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    One in five children overweight in most countries; one in three overweight in the US and Greece


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    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:50 pm Email this article
    "One-in-five children are affected by excess body weight across all countries, and in Greece, the United States and Italy the figure is closer to one third. Only in China, Korea and Turkey are 10% or less of children overweight," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Only in China, Korea and Turkey are 10% or less of children overweight.


    "In most countries, boys have higher rates of overweight and obesity than do girls.


    "Girls tend to have higher rates in Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia,"

    Reference

    Overweight And Obesity. OECD Factbook 2011, p. 56-57.

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