Mon Nov 6, 2006
BEIJING (Reuters) - Newly rich China, where the wealth gap is expanding year by year, has more than double as many obese people as it has people living in abject poverty, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
Changes in traditional diet, including a new fondness for Western fast food, and a sharp rise in the use of cars have been blamed for bulging waistlines in China, where famine and chronic malnutrition caused the deaths of millions in the 1950s.
By Elsa McLaren and agencies
Britain is the "fattest" country in Europe, according to a map of the the nation's health published today.
Figures in the The Health Profile of England report show that 24 per cent of people in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are obese, compared with 8 per cent in Italy, 9 per cent in France and 12 per cent in Germany and Spain.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- More than half of Malaysian adults are overweight because they eat too much and exercise too little, a news report said Friday, citing a national survey.
Ethnic Indians, a minority among Malaysia's 26 million people, are the fattest of all, the New Straits Times reported.
The newspaper said the Malaysian Shape of the Nation survey found that 54 percent of Malaysian adults -- 48 percent of men and 62 percent of women -- are overweight when tested for abdominal obesity.
Fri Sep 15, 2006
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest percentages of obese residents, while Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii and Vermont have the lowest, the government reported on Thursday.
The survey of 300,000 adults by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that overall, 60.5 percent of Americans were overweight, 23.9 percent were obese, and 3 percent were extremely obese.
Are we eating ourselves to death?
According to a new report from the health-advocacy group The Trust for America's Health, Texas has adult obesity rates of 25.8 percent, ranking it the 10th heaviest in the nation. According to the study, we're part of the country's "Biggest Belt," consisting primarily of Southern states.
Today, the key issue that people world over are concerned about is the health risk posed by the problem of obesity. The main problem with obesity is that all people are aware of the ill effects of obesity, but they hardly follow the regimen that gives them good health. Obesity is generally caused by peoples negligent eating behavior and lack of physical activity.
No two individuals lose weight the same way; each person has a hidden key to weight loss.
Finally the secret is out. What works for Susan may not necessarily work for Jason. Weight Loss Registry, a record of long-term weight loss practitioners, who have maintained 14 kilos of loss atleast for a year, has 12-year figures to back that up, reports the latest issue of Readers Digest.
In adults,weight Gain Occurs due to unhealthy eating patterns.It is caused , due to the Gradual accumulation of Unwanted , excess fat in The body. This Excess fat accumulation leads to obesity and Weight gain. Similar is the process and mode of action of Weight loss / anti obesity drugs, where the weight loss is triggered by inhibiting the feeding centre of central nervous system and hence suppressed the appetite.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For adults who are mildly to moderately obese, gastric banding -- a popular, minimally invasive type of weight loss surgery -- appears to be more effective in reducing weight and improving health and quality of life than behavioral modification plus drug therapy, Australian investigators report.