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Health Officials May Be Vastly Underestimating Obesity Epidemic

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The World Health Organization reported obesity rates have doubled worldwide since 1980, and that in 2014, more than 600 million adults around the globe were obese.

Health officials may also be vastly underestimating the problem of obesity worldwide, and the current method of identifying it could be the problem. Dan Hruschka is an associate professor of Global Health and Anthropology at ASU and has been working on this issue.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.