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Blame global obesity and diabetes upshot on sugar, not fat
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity worldwide has more than doubled since 1980.
 
The Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) Friday criticized the government for lifting the ban on Canadian beef imports too soon -- stating mad cow disease had broken out in Canada last February and the disease has an incubation period of up to seven years...
 
Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study confirmed on Tuesday.
 
Getting victims of abuse back on their feet via arts and yoga
With the recent spate of physical and sexual abuse cases in the country, Persatuan Abhaya Malaysia (Abhaya- nonprofit organization) is on a mission to empower victims through the performing arts and yoga.
 
The maker of Cheerios cereal, Nature Valley bars and Yoplait yogurt has chosen South Dakota State University as its partner in an effort to improve the quality of oats and make the crop more sustainable.
 
Philadelphia is 1st major US city with soda tax
Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
 
Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London's subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places.
 
Malnutrition is becoming the "new normal" as rising rates of obesity across the world coincide with persistent under-nutrition in many poorer countries, according to a major study released Tuesday.
 
Health study throws fat in the fire of diet debate
A health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedeviled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
 
Being on the heavier side may not be as dangerous as it was in the 1970s, at least when it comes to the risk of dying, according to a study Tuesday.
 
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