Pacific obesity rates continue to concern

Pacific Island nations have the highest rates of obesity in the world, a new study has revealed.

The study from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), a worldwide network of over 1500 researchers and practitioners, revealed that in 2022, obesity rates among adults in Tonga, Nauru and American Samoa reached over a staggering 70%, while in Niue and the Cook Islands, more than 30% of children and adolescents were obese.

The researchers note that more than one billion . . .

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