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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.
The Ministry of Education said yesterday it will retain a zero-tolerance policy on ractopamine residues in meat for school lunches, despite the Legislature's decision a day earlier to ease restrictions on the livestock leanness-enhancing drug in imported beef.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said yesterday that since the Codex Alimentarius Commission (國際食品法典委員會) has already set a safety limit for ractopamine residue (10ppb), members of the opposition parties should let the U.S. beef issue come to a rest.
US FDA approves first obesity drug in 13 years
U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved the first drug to treat obesity in 13 years, a drug called lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq and made by Arena Pharmaceuticals.
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Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study presented Monday showing why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent insists his company is not responsible for the rise in U.S. obesity despite New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent moves to limit the consumption of sugary drinks.
Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live longer than their peers, a new research review suggests.
A simple, cheap dose of zinc helps the recovery of newborns suffering from bacterial infections such as pneumonia and meningitis, according to an Indian study reported on Thursday in The Lancet.
One in seven people suffer from malnourishment, the head of the U.N.'s food agency said Wednesday in a report released ahead of a summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22.
Soy-rich diets have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, but soy supplements alone may not do anything for older women's blood pressure, according to a U.S. study.
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