Obesity

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Tips to lose 100 pounds or more

Losing weight takes time. Weight loss experts and people who have lost weight offer tips to cut calories, fight “hangry,” make exercise easier, and more.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

Over 50? These problems can sneak up on you

Ageing is a natural phenomenon. We develop many health issues as we age. Here are some growing-up issues to watch for:

May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019

Obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide, including in Bangladesh, is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reports, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.

January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019

'Radical rethink' needed to tackle obesity, climate

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, says a major report calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019

The dangers of obesity in Bangladesh

Obesity is rising in Bangladesh, as indicated by several regional and international reports.

December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018
USA

Americans have grown fatter, shorter

Americans have got fatter over the past two decades, adding girth to their bellies and even growing fractionally shorter on average, according to federal health data release.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

'Healthily obese' women at risk of cardiovascular disease

New European research finds that women who are obese but metabolically healthy still have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than metabolically healthy women who are of a normal weight.

January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018

Obesity multiplies risk of cancer disease, especially in women

New European research has found that being overweight or obese exponentially increases the chance of suffering from heart disease or cancer, with the risk even greater for women than men.

November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017

‘Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide’

Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 -- some 800,000 cases -- has been caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study.

June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017

Overfed and underfed: global food extremes

What to do when millions of people, not able to grow or buy sufficient food, become chronically undernourished? What to do when millions of people put on so much weight that they become obese?