Obesity should be considered a disease rather than a symptom of sloth and human self-indulgence, according to the The Lancet report on the Great Global Syndemic. Photo: Alamy Obesity should be considered a disease rather than a symptom of sloth and human self-indulgence, according to the The Lancet report on the Great Global Syndemic. Photo: Alamy
Obesity should be considered a disease rather than a symptom of sloth and human self-indulgence, according to the The Lancet report on the Great Global Syndemic. Photo: Alamy
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

David Dodwell

Say hello to the new trio of dangers that threatens the world: obesity, undernutrition and climate change

  • The British medical journal The Lancet warns of coming challenges that will be know as the Great Global Syndemic
  • The epidemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change loom over us

Obesity should be considered a disease rather than a symptom of sloth and human self-indulgence, according to the The Lancet report on the Great Global Syndemic. Photo: Alamy Obesity should be considered a disease rather than a symptom of sloth and human self-indulgence, according to the The Lancet report on the Great Global Syndemic. Photo: Alamy
Obesity should be considered a disease rather than a symptom of sloth and human self-indulgence, according to the The Lancet report on the Great Global Syndemic. Photo: Alamy
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.