Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WHO recommends food marketing curbs for child obesity

A recent Reuters article discusses the recent recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) that encourage governments to work with industry to restrict child focused advertising of foods high in salt, sugar and fat in order to tackle the epidemic of obesity and other related diseases. According to Dr. Armstrong who heads the WHO's efforts on promoting healthy diet and physical education, non-communicable diseases now account for 90% of premature deaths in low and middle-income countries, where obesity is a rising problem.

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