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.

Average body mass index (BMI) and depression prevalence grew over the last several decades, increasing medical expenditures. There is a strong correlation between obesity and depression but limited evidence on the causal effect of weight on mental health. I use an index of genetic risk for high BMI as a source of exogenous variation in weight to provide novel evidence on the effect of weight on mental health. This is one of the first studies to use genetics as an instrument for BMI and to examine the causal relationship between weight and depression.

The aim of this study was to examine cross-sectional associations between objectively measured sedentary time and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assessed adiposity in a population at high risk for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and to determine whether associations are modified by the recommended levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

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