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2017

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T he Ass oci ate d Press N E W Y O R K — T he global obesi- ty proble m no w affects 1 i n 10 peo ple i n t he worl d, it is risi ng i n co u ntries ric h a n d poor, a n d i n ma ny co u ntries it is i ncreasi ng faster i n c hil dre n t ha n a d ults, accor di ng to a ne w st u dy. T he researc hers esti mate d more t ha n 107 millio n c hil dre n a n d 603 millio n a d ults are obese. T he researc h fo u n d obesity has tri ple d i n c hil dre n a n d yo u ng a d ults i n co u ntries li ke C hi na, Brazil a n d I n do nesia. T hose n u mbers are partic ularly tro ubli ng beca use it mea ns more yo u ng peo ple are o n trac k to beco me obese a d ults a n d develo p proble ms li ke diabetes, heart dis- ease a n d a ra nge of ca ncers, so me ex perts sai d. T he st u dy was le d by a tea m at t he U niversity of Was hi ngto n i n Seattle. It was p ublis he d o nli ne rece ntly by t he Ne w E ngla n d Jo ur nal of Me dici ne a n d prese nte d at a foo d scie nce a n d policy meeti ng i n Stoc k hol m. Researc hers re porte d o n 195 co u ntries, alt ho ug h data was i nco m plete or no nexiste nt for ma ny of t he m. T hey ma de ass u m ptio ns a n d use d mat he matical mo deli ng to fill i n ga ps. Des pite t he li mitatio ns, "t his is t he best pict ure t hat's o ut t here for global obesity," sai d E d war d Gregg, a diabetes ex pert at t he U. S. Ce nters for Disease Co ntrol a n d Preve ntio n. He wrote a n e ditorial t hat acco m pa nie d t he st u dy. So me of t he fi n di ngs: • Obesity rates do uble d i n 73 co u ntries bet wee n 1980 a n d 2015. Co u ntries w here obesity di d not i ncrease sig nifica ntly i ncl u de d Afg ha nista n, B ulgaria, a n d t he De mocratic Re p ublic of t he Co ngo. • Worl d wi de, abo ut 5 perce nt of c hil dre n a n d 12 perce nt of a d ults were obese i n 2015. I n t he U. S. abo ut 17 perce nt of c hil dre n a n d 38 perce nt of a d ults are obese i n t he U. S., accor di ng to earlier C D C esti mates. • A mo ng t he 20 largest co u n- tries, t he U nite d States ha d t he hig hest level of obesity a mo ng c hil dre n a n d yo u ng a d ults. Ba ngla des h ha d t he lo west. • Egy pt ha d t he hig hest rate of obese a d ults. Viet na m ha d t he lo west. • B ut t he U nite d States ha d t he largest n u mber of obese a d ults i n 2015, wit h 79 millio n. C hi na ca me i n seco n d wit h 57 millio n obese a d ults — eve n t ho ug h C hi na has more t ha n fo ur ti mes as ma ny peo ple as t he U. S. • C hi na ha d t he largest n u mber of obese c hil dre n, wit h 15 millio n. I n dia ha d 14 millio n. • Globally, abo ut 4 millio n deat hs were attrib ute d to bei ng over weig ht or obese i n 2014, fro m ca uses li ke heart disease a n d dia- betes. So me goo d ne ws is t hat i m prove me nts i n me dicatio ns a n d ot her ki n ds of healt h-care see m to be hel pi ng peo ple s urvive lo nger Thursday, June 29, 2017 Healthy Living — 17 F U L L S E R VI C E R ES T A U R A N T -ST Y L E G RI L L S E R VI N G H E A L T H Y O P TI O NS w w w. l a n e t r e e. c o m 91 9.73 4.12 45 • 2317 S A L E M C H U R C H R D . A J O H N L AF O Y US G A S P E C G OL F C O U RS E B O O K Y O U R T EE T I MESO NLI NE •Grass Practice Range •Practice Putting Green •Hole Designs are 1/2 Scottish & 1/2 Southern Traditional, so me appearing like those fro m Mountainous Ranges O P E N T O T H E P U B LI C P E R F E C T F O R B E GI N N E RS A N D P R O F ESSI O N A LS 105 D C T0617 © A N A C TI V E L I F ES T Y L E IS A H E A L T H Y L I F ES T Y L E! L et o ur f a mily, giv e y o ur f a mily... A RE AS O N T O S mile Drs. M o or e, Gr e en w o o d, M ar ch es e & G a m b ell a F a mily & C os m eti c D e ntistry w w w.h g m o or e an d ass o ci at es. c o m 919.731.2331 2702 M e di c al Offi c e Pl G ol ds b or o M o n d ay - Fri d ay 8:30 a m-5 p m • N e w P ati e nts W el c o m e • A c c e pti n g M ost I ns ur a n c es • Di git al X- R ays • S a m e D ay Por c el ai n R est or ati o ns 106 D C T0617J © 17 D D F0617 L © ( 9 1 9) 5 8 3- 9 3 3 0 Kno w Your Options F R E E Pregnancy Tests & Confidential Services Research finds more adults, children are obese today See O B E SI T Y P R O B L E M, Pa ge 19 For infor mation on other health issues, see the weekly health page in each Thursday's Goldsboro Ne ws-Argus.

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