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[Comment] Time for a new obesity narrative

The prevailing narrative about the causes and nature of obesity suggests that obesity is a matter of individual responsibility and mainly an issue in affluent countries. The reality, however, is that most of the world’s population live in places where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. In 2016, more than a third of adults worldwide were classified as overweight or living with obesity, as were 41 million children younger than 5 years.1 Obesity affects people of all ages, all geographies, and all socioeconomic backgrounds.

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