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Big Problem: Report finds 2.1 billion people overweight or obese

The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has released a study that comes to alarming conclusions about the number of overweight and obese persons on Earth. The numbers are growing and so is the percentage of those who are too big.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

ANC MP's fashion dress goes viral for all the wrong reasons

At the State Of The Nation Address, ANC MP Thandile Sunduza wore a rather remarkable dress on the red carpet that made social media go mental. She became an overnight Twitter sensation — for all the wrong reasons.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Study urges heavy diet drink users to watch food intake

Baltimore - The image of an obese person ordering a mega-meal at a restaurant and washing it down with a diet soda may not be too far removed from the notion that people may rely too heavily on diet drinks for weight control, a recent study indicates.
In the Media by Joe Duarte - 1 comment

Some Starbucks coffee products contains 11 teaspoons of sugar

London - It is well known that a can of Coca Cola contains a lot of sugar, nine teaspoons in one can to be precise, but many other products on the shelves of our supermarkets also have very high levels of sugar.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 7 comments

One in three people overweight

According to figures just released by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) almost 1 billion people in the developing world are overweight.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Father blames himself for fat children

Daan Schoeman believes that as a parent he has assassinated his sons' bodies with his family's lifestyle and diet. His son Kevin once weighed 145 kg at age 19.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Why obese mothers may be giving their newborns heart disease

A new study revealed obese and overweight mothers may be unknowingly giving their babies heart disease. Researchers found arterial thickening of these babies' hearts.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

How being fat can make you happy

A study discovered that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression. Previous studies of families have found 40 percent of the risk of depression comes from genetics, the researchers said.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 7 comments

New 'food fight' against obesity launched by Ontario doctors

Doctors in Ontario want to dissuade the public from buying junk foods and calorie laden drinks, like pop, by imposing new rules that would require new warning labels on the packaging, similar to the graphics seen on cigarette packs.

More than one-third of US adults are obese

The latest data from the US CDC indicates that over one-third of US adults are obese. In relation to different groups, the highest rates are amongst non-Hispanic blacks with almost 50% of the population classed as obese.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Obesity can be damaging to kids and parents

Obesity has of late emerged a popular subject of studies. However, most of these studies have found severe implications for obese mothers and their kids. In one such study, it was found that infants of obese mothers are slow developers.
In the Media by Ajit Jha

Fitness trainer gains, then loses 75lbs to empathize with clients

Buff fitness trainer Drew Manning gained and lost 75lbs on purpose believing to understand the struggles his overweight clients were facing, he had to face them himself –– it changed his life.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 4 comments

Health watchdog warns 'obese' is derogatory term for overweight

British health workers dealing with the rising epidemic of obesity have been warned that referring to overweight patients as obese can be construed as derogatory.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 10 comments

New study finds obesity and brain damage are connected

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) on Dec. 27, 2011 suggests there is a link between obesity and brain damage. The study was unable, however, to determine if obesity is caused by brain damage or is the cause of brain damage.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Obese passengers to file lawsuit against Air Canada

Obese passengers who were charged for two seats on Air Canada flights, prior to a 2008 ruling that allowed those disabled by obesity to have two seats and just pay for one, may now sue Air Canada to recover the costs they incurred.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Health expert believes obesity programs are a 'waste of cash'

An Australian obesity expert explained recently, "An obese person's body is programmed to regain any weight that is lost and authorities are wasting money on campaigns urging people to exercise and eat healthy food."
In the Media by Genevieve Julich - 1 comment

Ob-gyns in Florida turning away overweight women

Some ob-gyn doctors in Florida are refusing to accept overweight women as patients, and some say they have set weight cut-offs for new patients.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Jon Bon Jovi says he's bored, overweight and drinks too much

Musician Jon Bon Jovi, at 48 years old, says he is a bit overweight, drinking too much and bored to tears. The lead singer of Bon Jovi has been performing with the band which bears his name since he was 21.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

People in OECD countries becoming fatter by the day

People in OECD countries are becoming fatter by the day. One in two people is now overweight or obese in almost half of OECD countries. Rates are projected to increase further and in some countries two out of three people will be obese within ten years.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 6 comments

Survey: 70 percent of Ontarians are overweight

A new survey by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute found that 70 percent of Ontario adults are either overweight or obese.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Overweight orangutan put on diet

Wareham - An orangutan believed to be the fattest primate in Britain has been put on a diet and exercise program. At 100 kg (15 stone) Oshine weighs double her natural body weight.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Woman charged extra for pedicure for being overweight

Lithonia - Michelle Fonville said her experience at Natural Nails on Covington Highway in DeKalb County turned from pleasant to painful in a matter of moments. “I was humiliated. I almost cried. Tears were forming in my eyes,” said Fonville.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments

Survey: Average video gamer is overweight and depressed

A U.S. study found that adults who spend hours in front of a games console every day are more likely to be fat and depressed than those who don't.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 1 comment

Message to Children to Clean Their Plates Has Negative Results

I'm a member of the “clean your plate club.” I'll bet lots of my readers are too. Well it turns out that membership in the club might lead to over-eating. So that advice from parents to children to clean their plates might cause problems later on.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 3 comments

For Men It’s Come Down to Sucking It Up or Wearing a ‘Mirdle’

It’s no longer vanity, thy name is woman who‘s been stuffing herself into uncomfortable gut-wrenching garments over the centuries, men are getting in on the act, too.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment

Obseity May be Combated by Making Metabolism More Inefficient

A study in mice has found that inactivating a pair of key genes involved in "fat-burning" can actually increase energy expenditure and help lower diet-induced obesity.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Researchers: By 2048, we’ll all be fat

U.S. researchers warn that every American adult will be overweight in 40 years if the current obesity trends remains.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Study Says: Two Cell Proteins Help Fight Weight Gain

Two cell proteins that relax the gut and help accommodate a big meal have been identified by UCL (University College London) scientists. The proteins could offer a future drug target against weight gain, by preventing the stomach from expanding.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 4 comments

Overweight Toddlers Often Iron Deficient

Those pudgy legs and Buddha bellies may be endearing, but a new study shows that toddlers who are overweight have a high rate of iron deficiency -- with Hispanic toddlers more at risk.
In the Media by wiccania - 1 comment

Stomach Bypass Surgery Proven to Significantly Lengthen Lifespan

A new study shows that people suffering from obesity have seen their health significantly improve after going under the knife, increasing their lifespan by an average of 40 per cent.
In the Media by Nathalie Caron - 2 comments
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