While many parts of the world are struggling with soaring childhood obesity rates, impoverished parts of the world continue to suffer from undernourishment and food shortages. This eye-opening piece by The Washington Post explores this growing inequality by taking a look at the findings of a recent study that is being considered the most comprehensive global look at the weight of children based on income and location. Increases in obesity are happening at a slower rate in high income parts of the world and even starting to plateau finally in the United States. As the article shows, this is not the case in middle to low income populations where obesity and malnutrition remain an increasing health concern.
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