High rates of overweight and obesity in Asia and the Pacific seriously threaten people’s health and undermine the region’s prosperity warns this new book published by the Asian Development Bank. According to this book, obesity causes 12% of total health care expenditures or 0.78% of gross domestic product in the region.

Research organisation gives suggestions to food safety authority on draft regulations

A Delhi-based green body today said it has submitted recommendations to FSSAI on the draft regulations on labelling released by the food regulator, urging it to make the norms "more effective and s

In this report, a group of European Commission (EC) appointed experts recommend orientations for food and nutrition security research and innovation in the years to come.

Surprising as this may sound, malnutrition and obesity are co-existing in the same households, says a global study on Africa’s feeding habits.

Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy foods, new research suggests.

Rising obesity in young people is causing lifestyle diseases; 24% of them suffer from or are suspected to show symptoms of blood pressure fluctuations

Owing to lack of awareness regarding obesity disorders among parents, a number of children are getting detected through ‘incidental diagnosis’ at hospitals in the city.

Calories from any food have the potential to increase risk for obesity and cardiometabolic disease because all calories can directly contribute to positive energy balance and fat gain. However, various dietary components or patterns may promote obesity and cardiometabolic disease by additional mechanisms that are not mediated solely by caloric content. Researchers explored this topic at the 2017 CrossFit Foundation Academic Conference ‘Diet and Cardiometabolic Health – Beyond Calories’, and this paper summarizes the presentations and follow-up discussions.

This is also an alarm bell as about half of the surveyed population was young (between the ages of 25 to 44 years only)

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