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Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

By AFP PARIS:  The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a study said Wednesday.Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity far outstripped the decline in under-nutrition. “If post-2000 trends continue, child and adolescent […]

UK CONSUMER SPENDING GROWS AT SLOWEST RATE IN THREE YEARS: VISA

UK CONSUMER SPENDING GROWS AT SLOWEST RATE IN THREE YEARS: VISA

LONDON – British consumer spending increased at the slowest annual pace in more than three years in the first three months of 2017, in a further sign that one of the economy’s main engines is losing steam as Brexit preparations begin, a survey showed on Monday. Payment card company Visa (V.N) said real-terms spending increased […]