|Source: The Lancet|
The good news: infectious diseases, maternal and child illness, and malnutrition now cause fewer deaths and less illness than 20 years ago.
The bad news: there has been a massive shift (pun intended) in obesity as a cause of morbidity and mortality. Over the last 20 years, there is an estimated 82% increase in obesity rates worldwide. The health consequences are increases in diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Back in 1985, I watched the famous Live Aid concert to benefit the victims of starvation.
Times have changed.
The next such benefit concert, ObesityAid, will need to raise awareness and assistance for over-nutrition.