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20 February 2017 / Siberia Times / Olga Gertcyk

First-ever cases of obesity in Arctic peoples as noodles replace traditional diet

Yamal Peninsula

Changes in traditional diet and lifestyle of native ethnic groups in the Yamalo-Nenets region have brought the first cases of obesity. Change in wildlife routes and climate are among factors causing diets to change.

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