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Davos 2013: Obesity not a problem for the rich

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By contrast, both starvation and obesity are closely linked with poverty, and as such they are both symptoms of malnutrition, Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, tells BBC News. "As countries develop, they often get a double problem," she says. "Affordable nutritious food is the way to address both. It's about having access to such food."