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Study: more than 30% of kids are obese in Nauru, Cook Islands and Palau

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The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them, a new study said Wednesday.

Obesity ballooned in every region in the world, while the number of underweight children slowly decreased everywhere except south and Southeast Asia, and central, east and West Africa.

In Nauru, the Cook Islands and Palau, more than 30 percent of children and teenagers were obese in 2016.

In some countries in Polynesia and Micronesia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and the United States, more than one in five children were obese.

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