The world is living dangerously, either because it has too little choice
or because it is making the wrong choices. On one side are more than a billion
people who are dangerously short of the food, water, and security they need
to live. Developing countries still face a high and highly concentrated burden
from poverty, undernutrition, unsafe sex, unsafe water, poor sanitation and
hygiene, iron deficiency, and indoor smoke from solid fuels. On the opposite
side of the spectrum lies overconsumption with its risks of hypertension,
high cholesterol levels, tobacco use and alcohol abuse, and obesity.
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