Obesity

'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...

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?

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition'

Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research has suggested.

May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016

Being overweight 'may be less unhealthy'

Being overweight may not be as unhealthy as it was 40 years ago, Danish research suggests.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

More obese than underweight, study says

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

Childhood obesity: A public health problem

Weight gain of a child is celebrated in our country by many parent-at least in the beginning of a child's life. Culturally, we love food...

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

Childhood obesity: A public health problem

Weight gain of a child is celebrated in our country by many parent-at least in the beginning of a child's life. Culturally, we love food...

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

Diabetes in toddler raises concern

The case of a three-year-old girl in the US who developed type 2 diabetes has driven doctors to raise fresh concerns about diet in childhood.

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015

The body fat that burns calories more quickly

White fat is the kind of fat we do not want – they tend to sit in deposits where we least want them. Then there’s the other kind of fat, capable of melting away your calories and keep your blood...

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

Scientists discover how the obesity gene works (video)

Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new approach to the problem beyond diet and exercise.