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    Study Says 641 Million People Now Obese

    This is big news. An analysis of body mass patterns over 40 years beginning in 1975 found that there are now more overweight people in the world than underweight. Just 105 million met the “obese” baseline measurement in 1975. University researchers behind the data stressed that lack of proper nutrition remains a challenge in the world’s poorer nations — but they also warned of an epidemic unless patterns change, estimating more than 40 percent of Americans and one-fifth of the world’s population will be obese by 2025.

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