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Health > Nutrition-Fitness
Expanding waistlines weigh heavy on Malaysia
Malaysians have a passionate love affair with their lip-smacking cuisine -- rich curries, succulent fried chicken, buttery breads and creamy drinks -- but it is increasingly an unhealthy relationship.
 
In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much.
 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday published the results of dioxin analysis on the first ten oil samples collected from Ting Hsin (頂新) and Cheng-I (正義), saying that the dioxin level of each item met national standards.
 
Taipei's Department of Health declared yesterday that the gypsum powder used by a New Taipei-based food company to make tofu pudding was intended for food use and not an industrial chemical for engineering as had been previously suspected.
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Binge drinking and 24-hour alcohol shops have helped cause a "shocking" 40-percent jump in deaths from liver disease in England, public health officials said on Monday.
 
Promoted as an aid to good health, artificial sweeteners may in fact be boosting diabetes risk, said a study Wednesday that urged a rethink of their widespread use and endorsement.
 
Premier Jiang Yi-huah directed the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Thursday to review the existing Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification system to see if it should be abolished or improved.
 
Nine in 10 American children eat too much salt, greatly raising their risk of high blood pressure and heart disease as they grow older, experts said Tuesday.
 
Tainted foods to be recalled by Sunday: Jiang
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday demanded that all waste-oil tainted food products in Taiwan be removed from shelves by this Sunday at the latest.
 
A major sauce maker whose clients include many big food manufacturers yesterday recalled products made with lard products from allegedly recycled waste materials produced by an unscrupulous supplier.
 
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