Turkey fights rising risk of obesity

Government statistics in Turkey show a third of Turks are obese and another third are overweight. Statistics suggest only 20 percent of Turks exercise regularly.

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    Government statistics in Turkey show that one in three Turks is obese and another third are overweight.

    Statistics suggest only 20 percent of Turks exercise regularly.

    The government is trying to encourage people to "fight the flab" by providing outdoor sports areas.

    Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul.


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