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1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight – UNICEF

Oct 15, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Making sure every child has access to a healthy diet must become a 'political priority' if widespread malnutrition is to be conquered, especially in developing countries, says the report

Obese hospital patients more likely to survive infectious disease – study

May 25, 2018 - 11:49 AM

A study in Denmark shows that people with extra weight are twice as likely to survive hospitalization for an infectious disease but the caveat is that they are high risk for heart disease and diabetes

World faces 'staggering' obesity challenge – study

May 23, 2018 - 8:04 AM

According to research, if current trends continue, 22% of people in the world will be obese by 2045 – up from 14% last year

Study challenges 'healthy but obese' theory

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:21 AM

'Any public misconception of a potential 'protective' effect of fat on heart and stroke risks should be challenged,' says study co-author Stamatina Iliodromiti from the University of Glasgow

MEDICAL ATTENTION. In this photo, a physiotherapist (L) assists obese patients with exercises in an obesity unit at the CHU Angers teaching hospital in Angers, western France, on October 23, 2013. File photo by Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP

Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide, says study

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Cancers stemming from diabetes and obesity combined is almost twice as common among women than men, says researchers in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a leading medical journal

OBESE. Isabel Pantoja, 24, holds her ten-month-old baby Luis Gonzales as they wait at the bus station in Colima city where they headed for Luis' medical chek-up, in Mexico on November 9, 2017. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

'World's heaviest woman' hospitalized in Abu Dhabi

May 05, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty arrived in India on a specially modified Airbus plane in February and has now shed an astonishing 323 kilograms in 3 months

HOSPITALIZED. This handout photograph released by The Saifee Hospital on March 9, 2017, shows Egyptian patient Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty as she lies in a hospital bed at The Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on March 8, 2017, after an operation. File photo by Saifee Hospital/AFP

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

1 in 5 adults may be obese by 2025 – survey warns

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:15 AM

If the rate of obesity continues at this pace by 2025 roughly a fifth of men and women will be obese says medical journal The Lancet

File photo by Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

12M of stunted children in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia – report

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN highlights the challenges of child nutrition in the region including the double burden of malnutrition

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

'You've gotten fatter!': Why our culture and families should stop commenting on weight

Sep 12, 2015 - 3:17 PM

To me what this habit shows is that we overestimate friendliness not realizing that we cross boundaries and become intrusive and insulting I hardly think calling another person fat being friendly

Obesity most prevalent among the richest in PH

Jul 13, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Four in 10 rich Filipinos are obese double the number from the poorest sectors

PUBLIC CONCERN. The increasing trend of obesity in the Philippines is alarming.

Busting 6 myths on obesity

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Filipinos still have some misguided notions about obesity Nutritionist dietitian and NNC nutrition officer Racelline Faye Calangi busts some of the myths

How to end obesity in the Philippines

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The National Nutrition Council says obesity is not just a health concern but also a societal problem affecting one out of 3 Filipino adults

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

Latest PH Nutrition Survey reveals little progress in beating hunger

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The 2013 National Nutrition Survey reveals how far the Philippines has gone in its fight against hunger

[Two Pronged] Obesity and penile dysfunction

Jun 22, 2013 - 12:52 PM

A woman is shunned after chatting about penile dysfunction with her overweight friend

SENSITIVITY. The Two Pronged duo recommends sensitivity when discussing topics like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation

Philippines is 'overweight,' says JP Morgan

Feb 01, 2012 - 5:17 PM

Investors are bullish on the Philippines as an investment destination