Is Obesity Actually a Worldwide Pandemic?

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I really do think we're in a pandemic here. If you look at the size of the problem, the number of people that are affected with overweight, obesity inactivity, it's really huge and what tips me over when I think of epidemic vs pandemic, for me the definition of an epidemic is transient phenomenon, which comes and goes.

This isn't going anywhere. In contrast to the once a year somebody declares that the curve is starting to flatten out, saying its over because it's not and we continue to see increases in obesity across the planet.