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From 1985 to 2017, BMI rose by an average of 2kg/m2 in women and 2.2kg/m2 in men globally, which is equivalent to each person becoming 5-6kg heavier — how did Europe fair?
In the ranking of the highest mean BMIs of countries in Europe, Turkey came top and Switzerland saw the lowest score
Research based on data from nearly three million adults suggests that even being slightly overweight doubles the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Young designers are challenging style norms in Egypt by promoting body positive clothing and catering to plus-size women.
Children in the UK are reaching the recommended sugar limit for an 18-year-old by the age of ten, according to Public Health England.
That is according to a nationwide study of over a million four to 11-year-old pupils in state schools across the country.
The number of hungry people in the world grew in 2017 for the third year in a row, a UN report has warned
The Mediterranean Diet has been held up as one of the healthiest ways to eat. But it appears the message isn’t getting through to the next generation in the countries that made it famous.
In time for European Obesity Day, a study revealed that doctors don't feel they have enough training to give proper advice to overweight patients.
Screens are ubiquitous: computers, tablets, TVs, mobile phones. But how much time do Europeans spend gazing at them outside work?
Taxes introduced in bid to stop obesity epidemic and improve the health of nations' children.
A community in northwestern Spain has launched a pioneering get-fit campaign involving everyone from children to the elderly.
The 33-year-old has weighed as much as 595 kilos
The global health body reports a tenfold increase in 40 years, especially in low and middle income countries.
If you love your grub, today is the day for you – and you don’t need to have a guilty conscience about it.
In Mexico, the world’s reportedly heaviest man is finally set to undergo surgery.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is 36.
Eurostat has today published figures on the level of obesity in the European Union.
Sensor technology is at the heart of a project designed to prevent obesity and other eating disorders, before it is too late.
Here are four takeaways to digest from the Global Nutrition Report, which acts as a report card on the world’s progress in tackling problems in this area.
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. That is why a European Union research project aims to promote sport
Six months ago Stefano De Santis sought help – he was overweight, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The 41-year-old told Euronews how
A free smartphone app has been launched in England to help parents reduce the amount of sugar their children eat. Called ‘Sugar Smart’ it shows the
Extremely venomous animals like snakes have long been feared and exterminated. What you are about to see in this report is that the same venom that
In a landmark decision Europe’s top court has ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled. The ruling has implications for employers, who