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As cities in developing countries - like Lagos in Nigeria, pictured here - grow, so do obesity risks. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Developing countries could get sick before they get rich. Policy can help

Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.
Calorie dense and cheap.

Obesity: stop accusing the poor of making bad choices

Eighty years ago, poor people in Britain suffered ill health as a result of eating unhealthy food, just as they do today. The only difference is, in 1936, policymakers didn’t blame the poor.

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