Followers have been showering monks – who are deeply respected in the kingdom – with foods loaded with sugar, fat and oil, prodding along a brewing health crisis.
If current trends continue, 22 percent of people in the world will be obese by 2045, up from 14 percent last year, according to research presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna.
Health experts say mental health crisis has gripped Yemen, where only 40 psychiatrists are left to cure tens of thousands of people suffering from heart and mental diseases caused by post-traumatic stress disorder.
Obesity has increased more than tenfold over the past four decades worldwide. Researchers say social inequality urges people to make unhealthy choices as healthy food is unaffordable.
Study results about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages depends on who funds the research.
The brand known for its soft drinks set a new goal to reduce the amount of sugar in its beverages around the world.
Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan is honoured for discovering mechanisms behind how human body cells recycle their components.
Cholesterol is officially removed off of the nutrients of concern list by the US government. No link is found between heart disease and dietary cholesterol.
Malnutrition and unhealthy diets contribute to the global burden of diseases, leaving 1/3 of people around the world undernourished or overweight.
World Health Organization study reveals that number of diabetics has quadrupled since 1980, highlighting new issue for global public health
S Korean scientists have developed smart patch that can monitor diabetics' glucose levels via their sweat and deliver drugs when needed
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