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Obesity rates in Korea are among the lowest in the OECD, but have been increasing steadily.
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.
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.
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.
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Fit not fat: Country facts Spain (in Spanish)
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Fit not fat: Country facts Italy (in Italian)
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Fit not fat: Country facts Mexico (in Spanish)
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Fit not fat: Country facts Korea
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Fit not fat: Country facts Japan (in Japanese)
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Presentation at "Different dimensions of the quality of life, Turning Economic Growth into Better Quality of Life in Europe" Brussels on 14th September 2010.