Why Southeast Asia’s children are facing an obesity epidemic

Malnutrition is leaving Southeast Asia’s children predisposed to obesity and fatal diseases later in life. With the rise of processed foods and less active lifestyles, these health impacts are only going to get worse unless children become the focal point of change.

[…]At the same time, the incidence of overweight and obese children across Southeast Asia has increased by 150%, resulting in a total of 4.2 million overweight or obese kids under the age of five in the region.

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