Obesity Update 2017

by Marion Devaux, Sahara Graf, Yevgeniy Goryakin et al.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 2017

16 pp. 7.1 MB

Today, more than one in two adults and nearly one in six children are overweight or obese in the OECD area. The obesity epidemic has spread further in the past five years. This Obesity Update focusses on a selection of new policy strategies, specifically at communication policies aimed to tackle obesity, in particular by improving nutrient information displayed on food labels, or by regulating the marketing of food products.

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