One third of the poorest countries in this world have to deal with very high levels of obesity and also under-nourishment which is something that leaves the people too thin as per a recent report.
The report says that the problem is being caused due to the ultra-processed foods being available and people exercising less.
The authors of these reports have called for the changes in modern food systems which they believe are the driving force behind this contrast.
The most affected countries are the ones which are located in sub-Saharan Africa or in Asia.
This report has estimated that close to 2.3 billion children as well as adults on this planet carry excess weight and over 150 million children experience undernourishment in their growth years.
The countries which are in the low or middle income categories are going through both these phenomenon at the same time and this is called the double burden of malnutrition.
The communities and the families in those communities can be impacted by both these malnutrition forms as well as the individuals can go through it at various points in their lives as per the report.
As per this report 45 among the 123 countries had been affected by this burden in the decade of 1990s and there were 48 countries out of 126 countries in the decade of 2010s.
14 countries that had among the lowest income countries had been facing this problem since the decade of 1990s till the 2010s.
The report says that there should be action which the government and international bodies must take to address this change as the diets have globally been changing and processed foods are being consumed.