obesity crisis

Scientists salvage humble bread’s reputation


September 14th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have rubbished decades of bad publicity directed at the humble bread for allegedly causing a host of complaints such as fatigue, stomach ache, bloating and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britain sees rise in ’sumo’ babies


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) The number of women giving birth to babies that weigh more than 11 pounds (about 5 kg) has soared by 50 percent in Britain over the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Gene driven obesity is a myth’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Obesity researchers have rubbished the excuse that we are "slaves" to our genes. They found that by exercising people could slough off 40 percent of the extra weight ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Facebook, Twitter obsessed Brit teens becoming ’screen-agers’


August 30th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): With increasing popularity of Facebook and Twitter, more than half of the British teenagers are turning into "screen-agers", hence increasing the sale of laptops in the country, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Don’t eat for two, pregnant women advised


July 28th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The traditional advice that expectant mothers should 'eat for two' is dangerous, says a report by a British government health watchdog. The watchdog, National Institute for Health and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hindus recommend launching Yoga in USA schools to tackle obesity crisis


July 21st, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada, July 21 (ANI): In view of country facing obesity crisis, Hindus are suggesting introducing Yoga in nation's elementary, middle, and high schools and making it part of the curriculum.Acclaimed Hindu statesman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obesity deadlier than smoking when it comes to premature death


April 9th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 9 (ANI): A study has found that obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia.Experts say that the federal government is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Eat fatter chips to stay slim’


March 4th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Eat bigger and thicker chips if you want to stay slim, suggest officials from the Food Standards Agency.They have said that chunkier versions of those potato or fish ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight Watchers brand McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets ‘healthy’


March 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): World's largest fast food chain McDonald's has signed a deal with Weight Watchers to brand some of its meals as "healthy options".Now three of McDonald's meals, including Chicken ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MEND program effective in child obesity prevention


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new British study has found that the MEND Program (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!) is quite effective in prevention and treatment of child obesity.The study carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Americans eat in response to feelings instead of hunger’


January 17th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has found that while eight out of 10 Americans feel they have control over their eating habits, a significant number of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Treatments needed to tackle obesity crisis: Experts


November 30th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 30 (ANI): Experts have urged to step up the efforts for developing drug treatments to tackle the obesity crisis.According to Joseph Proietto, a professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz Federal Govt. cracks downs on weight-loss industry as obesity rate rises


August 19th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 19 (ANI): The Federal Government in Australia has decided to take a look into the massive diet and weight-loss industry, following reports that the obesity rate in the country ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists debunk ’sugar healthier than fructose corn syrup’ myth


June 9th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Three leading scientists claim that recent marketing claims that sugar is healthier than high fructose corn syrup are misleading to consumers.They corrected inaccuracies and misunderstandings concerning high fructose ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blacks at higher obesity risk associated with short sleep than whites


June 8th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Blacks are at greater risk of obesity associated with short sleep than whites, according to a new study.The study showed that short sleep was associated with obesity, with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blame parents for teen obesity crisis


February 10th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has suggested that one of the keys to solving teen obesity crisis starts with parents.According to a new policy brief released today by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UK Governments flagship Change4Life obesity campaign too ‘’simplistic”, says journal


January 9th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 9 (ANI): The British Governments flagship Change4Life anti-obesity campaign is being partly funded by food companies that have been linked to weight problems, according to a report. Published by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Burger giants vow to serve healthy food to fight obesity crisis


November 23rd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Burger giants like McDonalds, Wimpy, Subway and Burger King have vowed to serve healthy food in a bid to cut heart disease and obesity in the UK.As ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Very fat kids will be sent to care, UK parents warned


August 16th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Concern over child obesity in the UK has stretched to a point that parents have been warned of forced separation from extremely over-weight children on grounds of parental ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ten people a day turning to stomach-stapling ops


August 3rd, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): With obesity crisis getting worse day by day, at least ten people a day are having stomach-stapling operations on the National Health Service (NHS), according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brit drinkers down 3000-extra calories a week from booze!


May 27th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
London, May 27 (ANI): They may not realize it while boozing, but an average British drinker downs a belly-busting 3,000 extra calories every week just from his or her favourite tipple. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mollycoddled kids not developing motor skills


May 26th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, May 26 (DPA) Look right, look left, and look right again before crossing the road: it's a rule from the Highway Code that is lost on a whole generation of Australian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brit pupils to be paid to eat healthy and exercise


February 16th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 16 (ANI): The British Government has come up with a new idea to ensure that school kids eat healthy food and take regular exercise - toddlers will be paid money ... Read more...

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Fruit drinks, alcohol contribute to adult obesity


November 20th, 2007 - 6:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov20: A recent study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health researchers has revealed that its not just sugary sodas that are adding to the adult ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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