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Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health
In the Americas, obesity and diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in all age groups. Studies in Chile and Mexico indicate that between 7 and 12 per cent of children under five and one-fifth of adolescents are obese. In adults, rates of overweight and obesity are close to 60%.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:38