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Coronavirus: UK sets out major plan against 'time-bomb' obesity
Obese people have 40% to 50% more chance of dying from COVID-19, data from the UK's testing programme for the virus has shown.
Politicians are calling for a mandatory food labelling across Europe
The Nutri-Score system was introduced in France by the Sante Publique Francais
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WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East
The World Health Organization’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, is calling for united action to strengthen health systems in the the Levant.
UAE targets growing childhood obesity rates in MENA
Eighteen-year-old UAE-resident Nouran Fouad lost ten kilograms in two months after changing her eating habits and overhauling her lifestyle.
Which country has the highest average BMI in Europe?
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?
Global obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: new report
In the ranking of the highest mean BMIs of countries in Europe, Turkey came top and Switzerland saw the lowest score
Obesity report highlights risk for 'slightly' overweight people
Research based on data from nearly three million adults suggests that even being slightly overweight doubles the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Egypt moves fashion forward for plus sized women
Young designers are challenging style norms in Egypt by promoting body positive clothing and catering to plus-size women.
UK children exceed sugar limit for 18-year-olds by age ten: report
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.
Severe obesity in children '4 times higher' in poor areas - report
That is according to a nationwide study of over a million four to 11-year-old pupils in state schools across the country.
UN: Global hunger is rising, returning to levels seen a decade ago
The number of hungry people in the world grew in 2017 for the third year in a row, a UN report has warned
Southern European children ditch the Mediterranean diet
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.
European GPs are not given enough training to support overweight patients: study
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.
Which European nations are most glued to their screens?
Screens are ubiquitous: computers, tablets, TVs, mobile phones. But how much time do Europeans spend gazing at them outside work?
King Sugar's walls tumble as UK gets tough on soft drinks
Taxes introduced in bid to stop obesity epidemic and improve the health of nations' children.
Spanish town goes on diet to lose 100,000 kilos
A community in northwestern Spain has launched a pioneering get-fit campaign involving everyone from children to the elderly.
World's 'heaviest man' has surgery to halve his weight
The 33-year-old has weighed as much as 595 kilos
Huge rise in child and teen obesity, says WHO
The global health body reports a tenfold increase in 40 years, especially in low and middle income countries.
Ditch the Diet: It's 'Eat What You Want' Day!
If you love your grub, today is the day for you – and you don’t need to have a guilty conscience about it.
World's heaviest man to undergo surgery
In Mexico, the world’s reportedly heaviest man is finally set to undergo surgery.
Weighing half a tonne, Eman's operation could be her last hope
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty is 36.
Which is the most obese country in the EU?
Eurostat has today published figures on the level of obesity in the European Union.
Technology trialled in fight against ticking timebomb of obesity
Sensor technology is at the heart of a project designed to prevent obesity and other eating disorders, before it is too late.
Takeaway: the obesity time bomb
Worldwide, some 2 billion people are classed as overweight or obese.
Obesity and overweight 'on the rise in nearly every country'
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.