TVs, Computers, Cars Link to Obesity in Developing Countries


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Findings from the Canadian Medical Association Journal explores how individuals in low-income countries who have higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars can be at risk for obesity.

The researchers found a 400 per cent increase in obesity and a 250 per cent increase in diabetes among owners of these items. According to Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Scott Lear, the results can ignite "potentially devastating societal health care consequences" in these countries.


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