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Friday, 16 September 2011

'Wrong foods' blamed for fat increase.

We are eating less but getting fatter, maybe because we're lazy or maybe because of the types of food we're swallowing.

Results from the Health Ministry's 2008-09 diet and nutrition survey, released yesterday, show obesity rates have rocketed despite our energy intake decreasing since the last survey in 1997.

Then, 17 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women were obese.

Now, 28 per cent of men and women are obese – with even bigger increases among Maori and Pacific Island populations.

That increase was despite a substantial drop in reported energy intake from 12,000 kilojoules a day to 10,700.


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