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Junk food shortening lives of children worldwide, data shows

Obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure at unprecedented levels due to spread of fast food and sugary drinks Junk food and sugary drinks are taking an enormous toll on children around the world, with soaring numbers who are obese and millions developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure previously seen only in adults, data has revealed. Children were facing crippling illnesses and shortened lives because of the spread of the heavily marketed fast-food culture, experts said, and health services around the world would struggle to cope.
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