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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.
US first lady Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting “Let’s Move,” Thursday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: “Drink up.”
By Andrew Welsh-Huggins
Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post, at about 450 pounds (204 kilograms), is so fat that his executioners won’t be able to find veins in his arms or legs for the lethal injection, and he might even break the death chamber gurney, his lawyers say.
A US beverage industry group and other businesses filed a lawsuit Friday against the administration of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seeking to block restrictions on sales of large soda drinks.
An obese death row inmate in the US state of Ohio has asked a court for a stay of execution, saying lethal injection would be “torturous and lingering” due to his weight.
THE FIRST-EVER American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)-Philippines’ Goiter, Obesity, Osteoporosis and Diabetes (GOOD) Run will kick off today at the Ayala Center Cebu’s The Terraces.
By Dale G. Rosal
Two-division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, undefeated WBO Intercontinental flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo and WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Aj “Bazooka” Banal are among the noted personalities who will join the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)-Philippines’ Goiter, Obesity, Osteoporosis and Diabetes (G.O.O.D) Run on March 18 at the Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. [...]
I’VE got my mother’s eyes, my father’s nose and I inherited certain abilities from both of them. Does this mean that I might have arthritis or suffer from heart attack like my parents? Maybe. But I’m taking control of my life and fighting back by eating healthy and taking care of my body.
By Thomas Watkins
The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned the corn industry over its use of the term “corn sugar” to describe high fructose corn syrup before the proposed new name has received regulatory approval.
WASHINGTON – US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday teamed up with major food retailers to launch an attack on “food deserts” as a key part of the US battle to bring down childhood obesity. “We can give people all the information and advice in the world about healthy eating and exercise, but if parents [...]
By Desiree Caluza
BAGUIO CITY—Health officials in the Cordillera have raised an alarm over the increasing rate of obesity among government workers in the region. June Falancy, regional nutrition coordinator of the National Nutrition Council (NNC), said the government workers’ sedentary lifestyle and poor diet have contributed to the increasing rate of obesity among them. She said results [...]
By Ryan D. Rosauro
TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, Philippines—To boost its war on obesity, the local government of this city has launched a weight loss competition and offered rewards to individuals who lost the most weight in a month’s time. The rewards program was inspired by the reality TV show “The Biggest Loser.” City Nurse Edel Agnes said some [...]
By Carla K. Johnson
CHICAGO — Very obese older men hoping to live longer may be let down by a new long-term study that found weight-loss surgery didn’t increase survival for people like them — at least during the first seven years. Prior studies have found stomach stapling and other obesity surgeries improved survival rates after two to 10 [...]