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  • n. The worldwide obesity epidemic.


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Blend of globe and obesity. Coined by the World Health Organization in 2001.


  • In light of global trends though ( "globesity" is already a functional word), we should perhaps speak increasingly of the right to healthy food, not just the right to food.

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  • • The term "globesity" is popping up in news articles all over the place as the idea that obesity and its related health issues are real, important, and man-made problems that can be solved.

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  • In a world with a chronic 'globesity' problem spreading beyond western shores to places like India and China, products that promise to help individuals manage their weight via calorie control, fat burning, satiety, or some other mechanism, enjoy rampant demand.

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  • Research has shown the world is facing a "globesity" epidemic, with one in three adults now overweight and one in 10 obese.

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  • The World Health Organization talks about "globesity" as more and more people around the world gain too much weight.

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  • The words cover a wide range of topics but are often centred on popular culture and include terms from "globesity", to describe the worldwide epidemic that counts John Prescott among its sufferers, to Kerry Katona's apparent portrayal of a "slummy mummy".


  • In response to similar increases around the globe, the World Health Organization coined the term “globesity” in 1998 to describe what they concluded is a global epidemic.

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  • Their design and journalistic backgrounds combine to produce catchy copy – think ‘flashpacking’, ‘turbo-shandy man’ and ‘globesity’ – coolly, seductively styled.

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  • These and many other foods have contributed to a globesity epidemic - why not ban them too?

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  • In countries around the world, waistlines are expanding so rapidly that health experts recently coined a term for the epidemic: globesity.



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