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Obesity : Health and Economic Consequences of an Impending Global Challenge

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2161
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Human Development Perspectives
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Shekar, Meera
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Popkin, Barry
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Shekar, Meera
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Popkin, Barry
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Dayton Eberwein, Julia
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Dayton Eberwein, Julia
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Oddo, Vanessa
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Akuoku, Jonathan Kweku
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Shibata Okamura, Kyoko
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Schneider, Pia
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Block, Charlotte
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Provo, Anne Marie
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Provo, Anne Marie
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2019-09-13T16:42:06Z
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2019-09-13T16:42:06Z
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2020
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2020-01-30T21:28:14Z
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Obesity is a global ticking time-bomb with huge potential negative economic and health impacts, especially for the poor. As of 2016, an estimated 44 percent of adults (more than 2 billion) worldwide are overweight/obese, and over 70 percent of them live in low- or middle-income countries, dispelling the myth that obesity is a problem only in high-income countries. The global obesity epidemic presents a formidable challenge to human capital acquisition, national wealth accumulation, and the goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Given the renewed global focus on human capital, its links to the obesity epidemic, and the growing evidence base for double- and triple-duty actions, there is both an urgent need for action and a great opportunity for engagement that will require both a whole-of-government and a whole-of-development partner approach. Countries and global partners need to act urgently to address this ensuing epidemic with emphasis highlighting interventions that require corrective public action rather than one of individual responsibility.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/205611580359927371/Obesity-Health-and-Economic-Consequences-of-an-Impending-Global-Challenge
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978-1-4648-1491-4
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/32383
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English
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Washington, DC: World Bank
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Human Development Perspectives;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
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NUTRITION
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OBESITY
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OVERWEIGHT
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MALNUTRITION
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HEALTH TAXES
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OBESE
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UNDERNUTRITION
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NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
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STUNTING
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SUGAR SWEETENED BEVERAGES
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UNHEALTHY
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HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.title
Obesity
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Health and Economic Consequences of an Impending Global Challenge
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Book
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2020-01-29
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
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10.1596/978-1-4648-1491-4
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211491
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145558
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true
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en
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Insurance
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health and Poverty
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Nutrition
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Poverty Reduction :: Poverty and Health
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Social Development :: Social Policy
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Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice

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