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Fidgeting can help protect children against obesity, say researchers
Fidgety children can drive their parents and teachers to distraction. But while their restlessness might irritate the adults, it helps to protect them against obesity, a study suggests.
Obesity plagues people in one of US healthiest states
Colorado stands out on the map of US obesity rates, a cool green rectangle surrounded by more alarming shades of yellow, orange and red.
UN: Nearly 820m suffered from hunger in 2018
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row, said a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.
Scientists design protein blockers to fight obesity and heart disease
Almost four in 10 adult Americans are obese, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What's more alarming is that in the past two decades alone, in states such as Texas, the share of obesity among residents has tripled. If left unchecked, obesity can even lead to more serious problems including high blood pressure and deadly strokes.
Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking' in UK
Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity.
Supervised fun, exercise provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity
A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers appears to work as well at improving the quality of life, mood and self-worth of a child who is overweight or obese as a regular exercise program, researchers report.
UK Child obesity drive 'stalled by Brexit'
The drive to tackle child obesity in UK has stalled with a raft of measures stuck in Brexit backlog, it is being claimed.
Study: Obesity, depression closely linked in British children
Obese seven-year-olds are at greater risk of suffering emotional problems, such as anxiety and low mood, when they reach 11, a large UK study suggests.
Long-term obesity tied to higher dementia risk in healthy older adults
Healthy older adults who have been obese for years may be at higher risk of developing dementia than their peers who aren’t overweight, research from the UK suggested.
Study: Obesity-related cancers rise for younger US generations
Cancers linked to obesity are rising at a faster rate in millennials than in older generations in the US, the American Cancer Society has said.
Report says obesity, bad nutrition, climate change pose triple threat to globe
Obesity, undernutrition and climate change are the biggest threats to the world population, linked by profit motives and policy inertia, a top commission said on Sunday, calling for a binding plan and trillions of dollars to thwart the dangers.
International treaty needed to stop 'Big Food' industry driving obesity and climate change, report says
Lobbying by multinational corporations and trillions in government subsidies for unsustainable agriculture and fossil fuels are driving obesity, malnutrition and climate change, a major report has warned.
School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity
In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Is the world heading for an insulin shortage?
It has been called the scourge of urban life. Poor lifestyle and obesity have led to a surge in type 2 diabetes, a condition that occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
Childhood obesity linked to poor performance in school
When compared to children with a normal BMI, obese youth may be less likely to develop healthy relationships, positive attitudes, a sense of purpose and responsibility, and interest in learning

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