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10 facts on obesity

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Curbing the global obesity epidemic requires a population-based multisectoral, multi-disciplinary, and culturally relevant approach

WHO's Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases provides a roadmap to establish and strengthen initiatives for the surveillance, prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases, including obesity.

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