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Shocking Truth: Obesity Now Threatens to Overtake Hunger as Global Health Concern Number One

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  • In 1950, the number of starving individuals on Earth was estimated to be around 700 million; 100 million people, primarily in rich countries, were obese
  • By 2010, the world’s hungry had marginally grown to 800 million, while the number of obese citizens of the world had exploded to 500 million
  • Estimates suggest that by 2030, more than one billion people, worldwide, will fall into the obese category
  • Carb-rich highly processed foods, along with rarely ever fasting, are primary drivers of these statistics. Wherever a processed food diet becomes the norm, obesity follows
  • Generally speaking, you should be looking to focus your diet on whole, ideally organic, unprocessed foods. Avoid refined sugars and fructose, and increase the amount of healthy fats in your diet

By Dr. Mercola

In 1950, the number of starving individuals on Earth was estimated to be around 700 million. At the time, obesity affected approximately 100 million people around the globe, primarily in rich countries.


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