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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 »

Michelle Obama urges Americans to ‘Drink Up’

US first lady Michelle Obama.  AP Photo

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.”

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US killer, at 450 pounds, fights execution

This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows 540 pounds of weights placed on the execution table at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio to test the table's load bearing. Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post, scheduled for execution Jan. 16, 2013, is arguing that, at 450 pounds, cannot be humanely executed under both the state's usual method and the untested backup procedure. AP/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections

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.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Beverage groups sue over New York ‘supersize’ ban

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg  AFP PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US death row inmate—too obese for execution?

This undated photo provided by the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows death row inmate Ronald Post. Post, 53, scheduled to die Jan. 16, 2013, for the 1983 shooting death of hotel desk clerk, wants his upcoming execution delayed. At 480 pounds, Post says he’s too heavy for the state’s lethal injection process. (AP Photo/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections)

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.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

First-ever GOOD Run today

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.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu’s top boxers set to join G.O.O.D Run on March 18


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. [...]

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Your genes

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.

Posted: December 5th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Official slams corn syrup rebranding


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.

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Michelle Obama launches attack on US food deserts

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 [...]

Posted: July 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Alarm bells ring on Cordillera obesity


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 [...]

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Mindanao city launches campaign against obesity


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 [...]

Posted: June 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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