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Bill eyes tax on soft drinks; business group opposes it

Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/athel.suansing

A solon wants to tax soft drinks in a bid to regulate its consumption to deter obesity and diabetes, but a business group warned of its negative impact on the country’s economy.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mexico restricts soft drink ads to fight obesity


Mexico said Tuesday it will restrict TV ads for soft drinks, snacks and other high-calorie foods in a bid to tackle rampant obesity.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

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Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Beverage group slams bill calling for warning labels on soft drinks

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CalBev, the California arm of the American Beverage Association, in a statement on April 8 criticized “the potential negative impact” of Senate Bill 1000 on Asian- American middle and low-income families and Asian-owned businesses.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Overweight problems in NCR

About 25 out of every 100 adults in the National Capital Region are overweight while seven percent of adults in the Metro are obese, according to the July 2012 NCR Regional Nutrition Situation posted by National Nutrition Council. The figures were both higher than the national percentage of 21 percent and five percent, respectively.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »