New analysis finds almost half of American teenage girls were obese and more than 14 percent of boys aged 2 to 5
More people in the world are obese than underweight
The Indian tourist spot of Kerala will impose a tax on all fast food outlets in a bid to curb a rising obesity crisis
Philadelphia has become the first big city in the US to place a tax on soda to tackle the obesity crisis
Obese population hits all-time high with a new studying finding that obesity can be predicted in babies
Cameron said 100,000 people were claiming sickness benefits on the grounds of treatable conditions such as drug or alcohol addiction or obesity, and there was no requirement they undertake treatment
Europe's top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as disabled, meaning that they can be covered by an EU law barring discrimination at work.
In Europe, obesity is to blame for around 6.5 percent of all new cancers a year, or around 65,000 cases
Continuing a years-long trend, nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South.
An agreement by the court with the advocate general's opinion would have significant repercussions on employers as they could be required to make special adjustments for morbidly obese employees
People who are extremely obese -- for someone of average height, carrying an extra 100 lb (45 kg) or more -- die 6.5 to 13.7 years earlier than peers with a healthy weight, study shows
Soldiers suggest poor diet is resulting in troops becoming too fat to fight.
More than half of the world's obese live in just 10 countries: the United States, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Indonesia.
OECD said the rate of obesity continues to climb across the world's most developed countries, with certain nations and groups of people such as women and the poor hit harder by the recent economic crisis
Pacific islanders were eating fewer coconuts as a source of fat and many people in Southeast Asia were getting fewer calories from rice
That change may result in per-serving calorie counts doubling for some foods such as ice cream.
The United Nations health agency said up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 percent of 11-year-olds are overweight
A study has revealed that a third of adults in Turkey suffer from obesity.