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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

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

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

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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

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

Wellness check: Metrobank invests in employees' health

Jun 13, 2014 - 8:33 PM

A total of 911 employees based in Metrobank’s head office in Makati participated in this three day health activity

Gaining too much weight? Try sleeping more

May 03, 2012 - 3:07 PM

If obesity is in your genes the likelihood of you getting fat is higher if you sleep less