PH among countries with most underweight people

PH among countries with most underweight people

A study of the School of Public Health at the Imperial College London and published in The Lancet revealed that the Philippines ranked ninth in terms of underweight men (3.6 million) and eighth in terms of underweight women (4.4 million).

According to Lawrence Haddad, nutrition expert and lead author of the 2015 Global Nutrition Report, the country is lagging behind other poor countries in addressing malnutrition, not only in adults but children as well. In Congress, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara has filed a resolution to determine how to improve the nutritional wellbeing of Filipinos.