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WHO Agrees to Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Sat May 22, 2004 06:32 AM ET

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' health agency agreed Saturday to launch a global campaign against obesity, blamed for an increase in deadly chronic diseases worldwide.
The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health was backed by the policy committee of the World Health Organization's annual assembly, and its formal adoption by the full body later in the day was a formality, diplomatic sources said.

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