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Globesity: The Lifestyle Epidemic Overtaking The World

Killing more people than malnourishment globally, obesity has nowadays become so endemic that it’s become an epidemic, which unfortunately now boasts its own terminology – ‘globesity.’ This pandemic has spread like wildfire, gathering speed since the 1980's despite public health attempts to mitigate the prevalence of obesity and its co-morbidities like diabetes. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the obesity epidemic is not restricted to industrialized societies; in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 115 million people suffer [...]