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GCC eating more fat, sugar and processed food than ever, says Euromonitor

Daily calories from packaged food in the GCC have increased from 1093 calories per person in 2009 to 1272 calories last year

24-Mar-2015 - GCC consumers are increasingly getting their calories from packaged food and soft drinks, with calorific intake from fats and sugar set to rise dramatically, according to new data from Euromonitor.

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