The number of people in Taiwan who exercise regularly has exceeded 30 percent of the population for the first time, according a Gallup poll released yesterday.
Consumers can now watch their weight on another front, with eight beverage chains joining a Taipei City Government Department of Health campaign to clearly list the number of calories in every drink.
Mexico, second in obesity in the world after the United States, wants its children to cut down on the soft drinks and fatty foods that have made them the chubbiest kids in Latin America.
Taiwan's top negotiator with China, Lin Join-sane, yesterday visited a popular historic site associated with ancient military strategist Zhuge Liang (A.D. 181-234) and said wisdom should be the foundation of widening ties with China.
Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.
Three new studies published in the United States this weekend reaffirm a link between sweet soda and fruit drinks to an epidemic of obesity that is sweeping the United States.
Garlic can ward off vampires, according to an old superstition. Modern science also ascribes protective powers to the pungent bulb — against health problems.
U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.
Putting some bounce into your life on a home trampoline can help you to be physically fit and happy, too, according to Ingo Froboese, a professor at the Health Centre of the German Sport University in Cologne.
More than 480,000 Taiwanese have shed a total of 470 tons of fat in a nationwide weight-loss promotion campaign so far this year, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday as it encouraged more people to join the program.