World hunger is still a problem, but new research shows that the threat of too much food may be even worse. According to the a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet, deaths due to obesity now occur at three times the rate of deaths due to malnutrition. Globally, obesity is a bigger threat than malnutrition in every region aside from sub-Saharan Africa. Obesity has risen from the 10th most significant health risk factor in 1990 to 6th, say the scientists. Maybe it's time to stop worrying about the death of the Twinkie and start worrying about the deaths due to Twinkies. [Source]
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