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New Lancet Kidney Campaign Update highlights the issue of obesity and overweight populations in Latin America

In 2014, more than 300 million adults in Latin America, were overweight. Of these more than 100 million were obese. However, obesity is preventable.

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. In 2014, about 39% (2.0 billion) of the world’s adult population (38% of men and 40% of women) were overweight, and close to 13% (600 million, 11% of men and 15% of women) were obese. The global prevalence of obesity more than doubled between 1975 and 2014.

Read the full update HERE.

On World Kidney 2016, The Lancet and the ISN launched The Lancet Kidney Campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease to the international health community. Read all the updates HERE.

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