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Obesity's Toll

As societies grow richer behaviors that exacerbate obesity risk become more common.

Have you noticed that everyone seems to be talking about obesity and its effect on the health of the population? There is good reason. Scientists from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 have determined that 110 million children and 600 million adults living in 73 countries are obese.  Between 1980 and 2014 the prevalence of obesity in both groups doubled. Obesity caused about 4 million deaths in 2015 and 120 million disability-adjusted life-years.

PositiveTip: Now is the time you can avoid obesity and help build a healthy community in your neighborhood.