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The incidence of obesity among children is escalating at an alarming rate.

The latest news from the World Health Organization says that, between 1990 and 2012, the number of obese children around the world increased 42 percent, from 31 million to 44 million. But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming — an increase of 59 percent, to 70 million obese children, by 2025. 

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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