Globesity: Fat's New Frontier (Foreign Correspondent)
Which nation has grown fatter faster, and currently holds the world's overweight title? The United States, Australia or Mexico?
Where is the biggest concentration of diabetes in the world?
United States, United Kingdom, Australia or China and India?
A. China and India
This startling Foreign Correspondent special exposes the shocking explosion of global obesity in places where just a few decades ago hunger was a headline health concern. We've travelled to China where the consumption of sugar and oil has led to an exponential expansion of waistlines; to Brazil where global food companies have fundamentally altered traditional diets and sent the national scales spinning; to India where it's predicted 100 million people will be suffering diabetes in the not too distant future and on to Mexico, the biggest consumer of soft drink in the world, where diabetes is already the number one killer and where the weight problem is so huge, special programs have been developed offering free exercise classes and stomach reduction surgery.
If you thought obesity was just a problem in the developed economies like the US. UK and Australia, Foreign Correspondent's feature length special, Globesity, will set you straight.
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