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.

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

With poor diets posing a greater global health risk than air pollution, alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined, the private sector needs to play a stronger role in encouraging people to eat more nutritious food, according to a new policy brief.

Besides smoking and drinking alcohol, parents' health including obesity and poor diet can have "profound implications" for the growth, development and long-term health of their children before thei

In view of the linkages between food and NCDs, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working for necessary policies and practices aimed at promoting good food, especially among schoolchildren.

Study on 1.04 lakh children in the city

Treasury expects to bring in more than R3bn extra from increases in so-called sin taxes in the 2018-19 fiscal year — if the new “sugar tax” is included under that umbrella.

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh appeared to be turning obese. After gaining the name as the ‘Capital for Diabetes’, it was now marching towards getting the obesity tag.

Rapid urbanisation and associated changes in people’s lifestyle means Africa faces a growing obesity problem.

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