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Obesity in Ghana

Gov’t tasked to invest in the fight against obesity & other nutrition-related diseases

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Government has been tasked to endeavour to allocate adequate funding for nationally-relevant research on nutrition-related non-communicable diseases (NR-NCDs) in order to help curb the...

Australian State hospitals to ban sugary drinks to combat obesity

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The Australian State of New South Wales' (NSW) health department announced Thursday that it will ban sugary soft drinks in all hospitals and care...

UK Health Watchdog Works At Curbing Child Obesity

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England’s health watchdog says sugar reduction targets for the food industry intended to tackle the childhood obesity crisis can be met – despite only...

Abnormal Sleep Associated With Obesity Risk

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Sleeping too much or too little can increase the likelihood of becoming obese, researchers have discovered. The study found abnormal sleeping patterns increased the risk...
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Study says Obese kidney cancer patients may live longer

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Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney...

Study links pregnancy overweight with child obesity

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"When women have elevated blood sugar and gain excess weight during pregnancy, it seems to change the baby's metabolism to imprint the baby for...
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Large Number Of Young Rural Chinese Suffer Obesity

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Researchers found 17% of boys and 9% of girls under the age of 19 were obese in 2014, up from 1% for each in...

UN Report suggests children battle with obesity and under-nutrition in Southeast Asian

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The report released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has...
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Devastating effects of bad eating habits

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The whole world over bad eating habit is becoming the major cause of many health conditions like obesity and resultant sicknesses like diabetes and...
Exercise culture

Ghanaians asked to adopt exercise culture

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Mr DerGross gave the advice when he granted interview to the Ghana News Agency after he successfully came first in 21km millennium marathon race...
Sugar

The silent killer that should be avoided by all

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A study has shown that worldwide sugar is an indispensable ingredient whose use is rising especially in beverages during breakfast and lunch periods. According to...
Obesity Childhood

Gene for obesity uncovered in Indians

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Scientists claim to have for the first time identified a gene that is linked to obesity in Indians. A team at the Centre for...

Obese people need to eat less, not exercise more

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Obese people need to eat less, not exercise more, the editorial said In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts...
Obesity Childhood

Obesity To Be Addressed By NY State

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New York State, where obesity has become a more serious health problem, on Monday launched a statewide campaign to fight the condition. "Obesity remains...
Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome

170 Countries declares war against hunger and obesity

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Ministers and officials from more than 170 countries have endorsed a Declaration and Framework for Action to tackle hunger and obesity. A statement by Paul...
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Media Urged To Sensitize Public On Breastfeeding

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Dr Maame Yaa Nyarko, Vice President of the Paediatric Society of Ghana, has called for media support in educating public especially nursing mothers on...
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Nutrition As A Key To Health

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Dr Kofi Bonny of the Noguchi Medical Institute, Monday said prompt medical care was essential to improving the rate of survival of victims of...

Maintaining A Strong Fitness Level

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Obesity is gaining ground in Ghana amongst the rich and the poor,most poor believe that eating a lot and becoming fat is a sign...

Obesity epidemic is headache for UK

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Restricting the number of fast-food outlets around offices and homes could help combat the obesity epidemic, UK researchers say.Exposure to too many pizza and...

Obesity: Problem From Poor Childhood Breakfast

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Skipping breakfast also results in weight gain for the child, says specialist researcher from the National Institute of Health and Welfare THL. A Swedish study...
The drop in childhood obesity was in part put down to higher incidence of breastfeeding and lower consumption of sugary beverages

Obesity among children in USA on the rise

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The obesity rate among young US children has fallen by 43% since 2003-2004, the first broad decline in years, a new national study has...
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Obesity cases rise to alarming rate

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The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from...

Pet Monkeys Battles With Weight Gain

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Pet monkeys are facing an obesity epidemic because of their ?couch potato? lifestyle and owners feeding them fatty foods. Animal welfare experts have warned...

New Guidance to tackle childhood obesity and poor nutrition issued by WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a new guidance to help third world countries tackle the emerging threat of childhood obesity.This is...

A guidance on childhood obesity has been issued by WHO

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidance on emerging double threat of childhood obesity and under nutrition in low- and middle- income countries. It...

Coca Cola Addresses Obesity On TV

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Fizzy-drink giant Coca-Cola has launched an advert addressing obesity for the first time on television. The two-minute commercial highlights the firm?s record of making low-calorie...

Labour calls for new approach on obesity

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(?January 05, 2013, UK, Refugee News Network )-Labour will next week publish a Policy Review document entitled ?Children, food and obesity?, on tackling child...

The Bacteria Responsible for Inducing Obesity Discoorvered.

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A study conducted by Professor Zhao Liping and a team of medical staff from the Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China reveals the bacteria linked...

Bedroom TVs Linked to Childhood Obesity

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A television in the bedroom raises a child?s risk for obesity, a new study suggests. The study analyzed information on 369 children ages 5 to...

Birth tests ?can predict obesity?

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Researchers say a baby?s chance of being obese in childhood can be predicted at birth using a simple formula. The formula combines several known factors...