White River Primary school in South Africa, sponsored by Coca Cola.
A ban on sugary drinks sale and advertisements in schools is likely to hold more promise in improving the diets of children and help prevent obesity in children than voluntary actions.
The public and the media need to be careful not to jump to conclusions when assessing new research.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Rwanda's food policies focus on production to make sure people have livelihoods and enough nutritious food. Not much attention is given to overnutrition.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
The consumption of a lot of soft drinks is linked to increased obesity.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
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The results are in: South Africa’s ground-breaking health promotion levy, introduced in 2018, is working.
Children are eating too much poor nutrient quality food and too little of good nutrient quality food.
Malnutrition during the first 1000 days of life can cast a long shadow over a person's life.
Fat replacers have the potential to mitigate the global obesity challenge.
Participants lost around 15% of their body weight on average.
Semaglutide works by controlling appetite.
Ultra-processed foods and sugary drinks contribute to rising rates of obesity.
A disruption of societal norms created by industry interference is urgently required to create a shift in the food system.
Patients with overweight or obesity issues make up more than 70% of the U.S. population.
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Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.
Fast food is growing in popularity with Ghanaians.
Ghanaian consumption patterns towards fast food are evolving.
Being overweight or obese negatively affects brain health.
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In this new study, people who were overweight had fewer brain cells and lower levels of blood flow compared to people of a normal weight.
Many of the obesity policies were similar or exactly the same.
We don’t need more government obesity strategies – governments just need to implement the proposed policies for them to work.
Weight loss is often recommended to type 2 diabetes patients.
'One-size-fits-all' weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
Juan Duran-Gutierrez kisses his newborn daughter Andrea for the first time in his home after bringing her home from the hospital on Aug. 5.
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Most genes in the human body can be disrupted by man-made chemicals.
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Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?