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Report: Obesity surpasses hunger as the biggest global health crisis

A new report shows obesity has surpassed hunger as the biggest global health crisis. The “Global Burden of Disease Report” also found that problems linked to obesity – like diabetes, stroke and heart disease are at the top of the list of what causes people to be sick.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- A new report shows obesity has surpassed hunger as the biggest global health crisis. The “Global Burden of Disease Report” also found that problems linked to obesity – like diabetes, stroke and heart disease are at the top of the list of what causes people to be sick.

Almost every country saw a more than 80 percent increase in obesity in the last 20 years, according to the report.

Middle Eastern countries saw a 100 percent increase since 1990. The upside, the report found that people are living longer, but with a lower quality of life during those years.

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