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Good start but long way to go, experts say ahead of...

Think tank says it is hard to change eating habits with just a tax on sweetened drinks while an entrepreneur says manufacturers need to start giving health priority.

Light exposure during sleep linked to weight gain in women

One of the key findings was that women who slept with a television or a light on in the room were 17% more likely to have gained 5kgs or more during the study period.

Exercise programme for civil servants great but add diet advice too,...

Two fitness experts and a dietitian say a balanced and nutritious low-calorie diet should complement the exercise sessions to curb obesity among government officers.

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity has emerged as a global health epidemic, driving rising rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and a host of cancers.

Break the poverty cycle with better food

Three ways that Malaysia can end the paradox of having children who are stunted and adults who are overweight.

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity linked to brain shrinkage

Researchers found various vascular risks factors are linked to greater brain shrinkage, less grey matter and less healthy white matter.

Is my weight causing me joint pains?

Studies show that inflammation rather than physical exertion is the vital cause of accelerated arthritis in those carrying excess body weight.

Being unfit and obese as a teenager may increase disability risk...

Being moderately or highly fit appeared to lower the risk of receiving a disability pension regardless of BMI.

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

Today, some two billion people are overweight or obese in rich nations and, more recently, the developing world.

‘Radical rethink’ needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

Rewarding children’s behaviour with screen time can lead to more screen...

New Canadian research has found that parents who reward their children with screen time for good behaviour could be encouraging children to spend more time in front of a screen, especially on weekends.

New tax won’t keep sugar lovers from their fix, government told

Consumers say sugary drinks have become a lifestyle choice, and that even a tax on sweetened beverages will not deter some from indulging in them.

Americans have grown fatter, shorter since 1999

There is no specific reasons for the trends, which come as no surprise as the nation battles with an ongoing obesity epidemic.

Drop ‘so what’ attitude and reduce weight, Malaysians urged

Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye says obesity is more than just ‘looking overweight’ as it affects a person’s health and longevity.

World report: Malaysia facing ‘triple burden’ in tackling malnutrition

It has to tackle 'significant' cases of obesity, anaemia and stunting.

A quarter of asthma cases in children with obesity could be...

Researchers found that children who were obese had a 30% increased risk of developing asthma.

Why hypertension is on the increase in young adults

Genetics, obesity and a heavier reliance on sodium-rich processed foods has resulted in an increasing number of young adults being diagnosed with hypertension.

Unicef expert tells why school food programme may fail to address...

Malnutrition and obesity cut across all economic groups, says Siti Altaf Deviyati.

Antibiotics and acid suppressants in early childhood linked to obesity

Researchers concluded that while these medications play an essential therapeutic role, it's important to weigh their short-term benefits against the long-term risks.

State records big spike in diabetes cases

About 20% of people aged 18 years and above in Negeri Sembilan are diagnosed with diabetes.

How emotions are linked to your kids’ appetite

Emotional eating is the act of consuming food not because one is hungry, but because one is bored, is craving comfort or is experiencing mood swings.

‘Soda tax a step in the right direction but not a...

Unicef and WHO say other measures are needed to tackle obesity in Malaysia, such as education strategies, subsidies on health food and food marketing regulations.

Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up.

Keeping a regular sleep pattern may be good for heart health

Participants with irregular sleep patterns were more likely to be obese, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and risk of having a heart attack or stroke.