Study: World Obesity Triples Since 1980, Nearly 1.5 Billion People OverweightWith new economies jumpstarting across the globe, combining with efforts to eliminate malnutrition, world hunger has dropped 17 percent since 1990. However, between 1980 and 2008, the number of obese or overweight adults in the developing world more than tripled from 250 million to 904 million.

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