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Study finds increasing childhood obesity in US

New analysis finds almost half of American teenage girls were obese and more than 14 percent of boys aged 2 to 5

13:39, 10 October 2016 Monday

Obesity a global killer on the rise in developing world

More people in the world are obese than underweight

13:18, 09 July 2016 Saturday

India's Kerala imposes 'fat tax' on junk food

The Indian tourist spot of Kerala will impose a tax on all fast food outlets in a bid to curb a rising obesity crisis

11:17, 17 June 2016 Friday

Philadelphia becomes first big US city to tax soda

Philadelphia has become the first big city in the US to place a tax on soda to tackle the obesity crisis

13:10, 02 April 2016 Saturday

World obese population hits 641 million

Obese population hits all-time high with a new studying finding that obesity can be predicted in babies

12:09, 14 February 2015 Saturday

UK may look into welfare cuts for addicts overweight

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

12:37, 18 December 2014 Thursday

Obesity can be deemed a disability at work -EU court

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.

10:16, 26 November 2014 Wednesday

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

In Europe, obesity is to blame for around 6.5 percent of all new cancers a year, or around 65,000 cases

15:08, 04 September 2014 Thursday

Obesity rates reach historic highs in more U S states

Continuing a years-long trend, nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South.

23:19, 17 July 2014 Thursday

Extreme obesity can be disability at work -EU court adviser

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

09:19, 09 July 2014 Wednesday

Extreme obesity cuts lifespan more than smoking

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

17:24, 23 June 2014 Monday

32 000 British soldiers 'too fat to fight'

Soldiers suggest poor diet is resulting in troops becoming too fat to fight.

10:59, 29 May 2014 Thursday

Weight of the world 2 1 billion people obese or

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.

13:43, 28 May 2014 Wednesday

Economic slowdown tied to rise in obesity in richer nations

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

09:39, 04 March 2014 Tuesday

Global diets get more similar in threat to food security

Pacific islanders were eating fewer coconuts as a source of fat and many people in Southeast Asia were getting fewer calories from rice

09:48, 28 February 2014 Friday

US proposes update to food labels in bid to combat

That change may result in per-serving calorie counts doubling for some foods such as ice cream.

18:09, 24 February 2014 Monday

WHO sees risk of obesity becoming the new norm in

The United Nations health agency said up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 percent of 11-year-olds are overweight

09:29, 21 November 2013 Thursday

One in every three adults in Turkey obese

A study has revealed that a third of adults in Turkey suffer from obesity.

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