A man walks past a KFC logo in Shanghai. REUTERS
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Focused for decades on ending hunger, African states have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data was released.A quarter of the world's 41 million overweight children under 5 years of age live in Africa, a figure that has nearly doubled on the continent in the last two decades, according to the Global Nutrition Report published Saturday.More than 30 percent of adults in Africa are overweight, according to WHO, with obesity rates nearing 10 percent even in very poor countries such as Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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