“Excessive” Nutrition Linked to More Deaths Than Malnutrition

by Kathy Jones on  September 23, 2011 at 6:19 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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A new report released by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies reveals that more people across the globe are dying due to excessive nutrition compared to those dying due to hunger.
 “Excessive” Nutrition Linked to More Deaths Than Malnutrition
“Excessive” Nutrition Linked to More Deaths Than Malnutrition

Titled "World Disasters Report-2011", the report states that while there are just over a billion people who are under nourished in the world, more than 1.5 billion are overweight while the obesity rates continue to rise in countries with low and middle incomes.

The report adds that excessive nutrition kills over 2.4 million people across the world, more than the number of people who die due to malnutrition. The report also said that obesity rates continue to rise in countries such as India and China, home to more than half of the hungry people in the world.

"At least one billion people are undernourished while a staggering 1.5 billion people are overweight, including an increasing number in low and middle income countries. Excess nutrition kills 2.4 million annually, more than hunger", the IFRC Asia Pacific director, Jagan Chapagain said.


Source: Medindia

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