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Genes, yes, but obesity pandemic mostly down to diet – study

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:53 PM

Researchers say that for people genetically predisposed to a wider girth, these unhealthy lifestyles compounded the problem, resulting in an even higher rate of weight gain

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

TAHO VENDOR. Mario Cañete is with his daughter at the basketball-gym-turned-patients-ward of National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 27, a day after he was diagnosed with leptospirosis. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Philippine peso to hit P54 to $1 – BMI Research

Jun 27, 2018 - 9:00 PM

BMI Research says 'the Philippine peso continues to be the worst performing currency in the region, having weakened by more than 7% against the US dollar year-to-date'

BSP seen to hike interest rates until 2018 – BMI Research

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:30 PM

This is because the global research firm expects Philippine inflation to hit the higher end of the 2017 target

France cracks down on super-skinny models

May 06, 2017 - 9:23 PM

The government will be enacting a law requiring models to provide a doctor s note certifying their BMI is not too low while a second law will mandate disclaimers on altered models photos

NO MORE SUPER-SKINNY MODELS? The French government passed laws concerning the fashion industry that are targeted to protect the youth from anorexia. Photo from Wikipedia

PH's PPP program could see declining investor interest – BMI Research

Feb 05, 2017 - 11:20 PM

The research unit of Fitch Ratings flags the country s struggle with implementing projects on time and generating enough interest in proposed undertakings

LOOKING FOR FASTER ROUTE. The Duterte administration has 'expressed frustration on the prolonged implementation of PPP projects and cast doubt on the appropriateness of PPPs for certain infrastructure projects.' Rappler file photo

Ties with China to fill infra spending gap, pose risk to PPP

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Increased Chinese involvement may have the dual effect of reducing the number of PPP projects in the pipeline and fulfilling plans for a Golden Age of Infrastructure in the Philippines says a research firm

WIN-WIN. BMI Research said sees 'clear incentives' for both countries: China sees befriending the Philippines as a way of reducing the United States' influence in Asia; while the Philippines seeks to gain access to China's generous infrastructure investment packages. Background photo from Wikimedia

Being overweight, obese cuts lifespan by one to 10 years – study

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The risk of coronary heart disease stroke respiratory disease and cancer are all increased in persons who are overweight or obese

(FILES) This combination of file photos made on April 1, 2016 in Paris shows (From L) obese people in Los Angeles in July 30, 2003, Mexico City on May 20, 2013 and Manchester on October 10, 2006. Over one in eight adults are now obese -- a ratio that has more than doubled since 1975 and will swell to one in five by 2025, a major survey reported April 1, 2016. Of about five billion adults alive in 2014, 641 million were obese, the data showed -- and projected the number will balloon past 1.1 billion in just nine years.  / AFP PHOTO

Waist size 'strongly predicts' heart disease risk – study

Apr 02, 2016 - 9:01 PM

We specifically found that waist circumference appears to be a stronger predictor for left ventricle dysfunction than total body weight or body mass index says the study s principal investigator

Image from Shutterstock

Overweight mothers have larger babies – study

Mar 16, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Being born very large or very small can carry health risks for a newborn baby says the study s co author

Too fat, too thin? How do you work out your ideal weight?

Jan 29, 2016 - 5:34 PM

While controlling one s weight is good maintaining an ideal body shape is equally important to stay healthy

Get up, stand up: stand up for your waist!

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Studies find that a just a few hours of standing instead of sitting results in lower blood sugar levels and even a smaller waist

STAND UP. Research finds that standing, instead of sitting, for a few hours a day results in a smaller waist

Diabesity: Eating more, moving less threaten Pinoys

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:00 AM

About 7 out of 10 Filipino adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight and obese

How being overweight can threaten your health

Aug 05, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Using a Body Mass Index calculator you can find out whether you are vulnerable to diseases related to having excess weight

Experiencing the wellness wake-up call

Feb 20, 2014 - 9:00 AM

It’s tempting to think that our bodies are completely fine just because we’re not sick But are we setting our bodies up for illness later on?

WAKE UP! Stress and poor lifestyle may be taking its tole on your body

Adam Levine receives Broadcast Music award

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:13 AM

The Broadcast Music Inc Pop Awards recognize the Maroon 5 frontman

MOVES LIKE JAGGER. Maroon 5's Adam Levine has greatly influenced the US music scene. Photo from the Adam Levine Facebook page