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28-September-2010

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Health: Good healthcare at good prices

Health ministers from OECD countries met in Paris to discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the quality and availability of health care, either now or in the future.

23-September-2010

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Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases: China - Key Facts

1. In China, during the last 15 years, overweight rates doubled and obesity rates tripled. Now, 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women are overweight.

23-September-2010

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Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases: Brazil - Key Facts

1. Overweight rates in Brazil are higher than the OECD average. Almost 1 in 2 men and and over 1 in 2 women are overweight in Brazil.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Spain Key Facts

Adult obesity rates in Spain are higher than the OECD average, but child rates are amongst the highest in the OECD. Two out of 3 men are overweight and 1 in 6 people are obese in Spain.

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - United States Key Facts

Soaring obesity rates make the US the fattest country in the OECD. Overweight and obesity rates have increased steadily since the 1980s in both men and women. Three out of four people are projected by the OECD to be overweight or obese within 10 years.

23-September-2010

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Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases: Russian Federation - Key Facts

After the political transition rates of obesity rose in the Russian Federation. Currently, half of the population is overweight, 1 in 4 women and one in 10 men are obese.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Hungary Key Facts

About one in two adult is overweight or obese in Hungary, close to the OECD average.

23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Mexico Key Facts

Individual prevention programmes could avoid up to 47 000 deaths from chronic diseases every year. Deaths avoided could increase to 55 000 if different interventions were combined in a comprehensive prevention strategy.

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Japan Key Facts

Prevention can improve health and longevity. Every year, between 12 000 and 85 000 deaths from chronic diseases can be avoided through different prevention programmes, while between 15 000 and 120 000 years of life in good health would be gained.

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23-September-2010

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Sweden Key Facts

Obesity rates in Sweden are low relative to most OECD countries. One person in 10 is obese in Sweden, but over 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are overweight.

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