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الجمعة، 4 سبتمبر، 2015

Despite fall in hunger, obesity and diabetes worsen around the globe, report finds

Despite a drop in the number of people facing starvation, nearly one in three of the world's population are malnourished, even as obesity spreads around the globe, an international food security think-tank said on Tuesday.
Stunting - children too short for their age due to a poor diet - affects more than 160 million children under five years old, the International Food Policy Research Institute said in its Global Nutrition Report.
The number of hungry people in the world fell, but obesity rose between 2010 and 2014 "in every single country", and one in 12 adults worldwide now has Type 2 diabetes, the report said.
Adult diabetes is increasing in 185 countries and is decreasing or stable in just five.
"Too often people think of malnutrition as just a problem of hungry kids in the poorest countries... (it) has many forms and affects all countries, rich and poor alike," Corinna Hawkes, co-author of the report, said in a statement.
"The coexistence of nutritional problems associated with extreme deprivation and obesity is the real face of malnutrition."
Globally, two billion people are not eating the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals, and thus face micronutrient malnutrition, while 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese.
Forty-five percent of all deaths of children under five are related to malnutrition, the report said.
In five large developing countries - Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Pakistan - the percentage of children under five who are not stunted or wasted (underweight for their age) ranges from 43 to 48 percent.

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