Health
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. more
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 ...

Counselling and dieting among new UN health agency guidelines on child obesity

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): An estimated 41 million children under five years old are obese or overweight, United Nations health experts warned on Wednesday, launching new guidelines t ...

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 ...

Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in Latin America and Caribbean – UN-backed report

New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a ...