Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults.

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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding advertisement in any manner including internet providing information on pre-natal determination or preconception selection of sex.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/02/2017 regarding advertisements in websites of Google India, Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt. Ltd. and Yahoo India which are in violation of Section 22 of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994. Mr.

Dietary intake of added sugars has increased dramatically worldwide during the past few decades, coinciding with increases in obesity and noncommunicable diseases. About 75% of all processed foods and beverages contain added sugar in the United States.

Implementation of evidence-based interventions to control obesity is regarded as a public health priority. In this working paper, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evidence of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes, nutrition labeling, advertising bans on unhealthy food, and school-based interventions are reviewed.

On December 16, 2016 Centre for Science and Environment organized Food Talk; a media briefing workshop and public meeting, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The objective of the study was to assess the influence of brand equity characters displayed on food packaging on children’s food preferences and choices, 2 studies were conducted. Brand equity characters are developed specifically to represent a particular brand or product. Despite existing literature suggesting that promotional characters influence children’s food choices, to date, no research has assessed the influence of brand equity characters specifically.

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This report – Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report – provides an international overview ranking 205 countries/jurisdictions based on warning size, and lists those that have finalized requirements for pictorial warnings. Regional breakdowns are also provided.

Three out of four (75 per cent) people in the UK are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK report. The nationwide survey found that people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to know about the link *.

The objective of the study was to investigate how food commercials influence children's food choices. Twenty-three children ages 8-14 years provided taste and health ratings for 60 food items. Subsequently, these children were scanned with the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging while making food choices (ie, “eat” or “not eat”) after watching food and nonfood television commercials.

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