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4 Dec
Mercy Tchawalla gives sports classes and advises overweight women in Lome. She helps women build self-esteem.
25 Sep
According to the latest figures, obesity levels are on the rise, especially among France's youngsters. They're up by at least 75 percent, with 34 percent of 2 to 7-year-olds currently considered overweight or obese. But what actually qualifies as childhood obesity, what stigma does it carry and how does it affect children and their health? We speak to Professor Patrick Tounian, an advisor to the Anti-Obesity League.
24 Sep
Mercy Tchawalla gives sports classes and advises overweight women in Lome. She helps women build self-esteem.
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The Czech Republic has among the world's highest COVID-19 deaths per capita. One of the biggest contributing factors? Widespread obesity.

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