Away from the Famines, Africa Confronts a New Killer: Obesity
Laurance, Jeremy, The Independent (London, England)
Fast food and urban lifestyles bring scourge of the developed world to a changing continent
In the public mind, sub-Saharan Africa is a region plagued by war, famine and disease. Now it faces a new threat - obesity. It is not a problem widely associated with a continent where millions live on less than a dollar a day. But growing rates of obesity are posing a significant risk to the health of the next generation.
With a population that has passed one billion, Africa is starting to experience the ills of the developed world, driven by changing diets, urbanisation and increasingly sedentary lives, according to research published in The Lancet. The reasons for the …
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Publication information: Article title: Away from the Famines, Africa Confronts a New Killer: Obesity. Contributors: Laurance, Jeremy - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 9, 2012. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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