New York: Obesity rates have reached “epidemic” proportions across Europe and are still rising, the World Health Organization (WHO) Office for the region said in a report published on Tuesday. more
Over one billion obese people globally, health crisis must be reversed - WHO

New York: On World Obesity Day, marked on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries to do more to reverse what is a preventable health crisis.

Obesity may cause higher fatality of COVID-19 for young Americans

Washington/Xinhua: The victims of COVID-19 in the United States appear to be younger than those in other hard-hit rich countries, and the reason could be obesity.

COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity: Study

New YorkIBNS: Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to Univ ...

Breathing dirty air increases risk of obesity: Study

New York/IBNS: Breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses, new CU Boulder research ...

One third of poorer countries face both undernutrition and obesity: WHO report

New York: With one in three low and middle-income countries facing the two extremes of malnutrition – undernutrition and obesity – the UN’s health agency WHO is calling ...

UN spotlights 'explosive' obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean

New York: Since 1975, adult obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has tripled, while one in four are going hungry, according to figures published by the UN on Tuesday.

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

New York: Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer fr ...

UN agriculture chief urges ‘transformative changes’ to how we eat

New York,  Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according ...

Amid 'alarming rise' in obesity, UN study finds one in three European adolescents overweight

New York, May 18(Just Earth News): Citing eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviours, the United Nations health agency launched a new publication on Wednesday at the European ...