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Experts push for concrete action on obesity in Australia

With one in four children overweight, a public health crisis is looming

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A man crosses a road in central Sydney.   © Reuters

MELBOURNE -- Calls are mounting in Australia for government action against growing rates of obesity and poor diets, which experts warn are fueling serious health problems and could lead to a public health crisis.

The statistics are damning. In 2014-15, over 63% of Australian adults were overweight or obese, according to official data. The figure for children aged 5-17 years was one in four, or 27.4%.

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