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In a short term reprieve to multinational companies and local manufacturers, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday stayed the government’s ban on polythene packaging of potato chips, candies an

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Wednesday decided to focus on steps taken by the Delhi government to regulate sale of junk food in schools and nearby premises.

The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), which conducted comprehensive research on Non-Communicable Diseases in Sri Lanka, has revealed that 36 per cent of the total population in the co

Watch out for live reports from the Conference on food safety & environmental toxins being organised by Centre for Science and Environment from Feb 20-21, 2013 at New Delhi marking a decade of support to community and public policy by CSE's pollution monitoring lab.

WASHINGTON: Eating junk food regularly is not just bad for your waistline, it can also damage your liver in a way similar to hepatitis, a new study has found.

The results were revealed on the television programme, 'The Doctors' , where it was found that even just a month of eating fast food can cause significant changes to the liver. The study found regular consumption of fast food items like fried chicken and onion rings are particularly bad for liver, and have many surprising complications and dangers for the people that consume them, 'cbsnews.com' reported. "The amount of fat and saturated fats creates a condition called fatty liver," Dr Drew Ordon of "The Doctors".

The Obama administration on Friday released its long-awaited nutritional guidelines for snack foods sold in schools, an effort to combat the expanding waistlines of school-age children.

The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to ban sale of ‘junk food’ in non bio-degradable packs from April 1 but exempted essential items like edible oil and milk from the ban.

A Division Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjay Karool directed that the list of non-essential items (junk food), identified by committee set up by the High Court, are not to be sold in non-biodegradable packing. The items included chips, wafers, biscuits, namkeen, candy, chewing gum, ice cream, chocolates, noodles, sugary cereals, among other items.

London: Gorging on junk food thrice a week may lower immunity in kids, raising their risk of asthma and eczema, according to an international study.

Scientists fear the high saturated fat levels may weaken children’s immune system. A research project involving more than 50 countries found that teenagers who ate food such as burgers three times a week or more were 39% more likely to get severe asthma. Younger kids were 27% more at risk, The Sun reported. Both were also more prone to the eye condition rhinoconjunctivitis.

Gorging on junk food thrice a week may lower immunity in kids, raising their risk of asthma and eczema, according to an international study.

US Study A Wake-Up Call For 12 Million Obese Indians

New Delhi: People who are obese have a 29% increased risk of premature death. This could come as a wakeup call for 8 million women and 4.4 million men in India who are obese (body mass index of 30 kg/sq m). One of the largest analyses done — 100 studies that included 3 million adults — has found that obesity was associated with a significantly higher all-cause risk of death. In this meta-analysis that looked at 2.7 lakh deaths that occurred in the US, Europe, Mexico, India, Israel, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia, researchers found a 18% higher risk of death for obesity — BMI equal or higher than 30 — and a 29% increased risk of death among those whose BMI was higher than 35.