MARCH 29, 2017

“KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday March 29, 2017 – Jamaica’s obesity problem just keeps getting bigger.

Obesity rates among adults have climbed from 45 per cent in 2002, to 54 per cent in 2008, and up to the end of last year, the rate stood at 60 per cent.

It’s a major worry for Professor of Public Health and Nutrition Fitzroy Henry who told the Jamaica Observer that obesity is at the root of a growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which is costing the Government more than $170 million per year to treat….”

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