Extra! Korea

July 27, 2009

Average Koreans overweight but slimmest in OECD

Filed under: health — extrakorea @ 3:10 pm

The Chosun Ilbo, Korea Herald, and Korea Times all have articles about how statistics indicate that the average South Korean adult, having steadily increased in weight over the last decade, is now overweight.
It should be noted, however, that Korea has the lowest rates of obesity in the OECD.


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