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Obesity

TB part of urban culture

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2009

You just got fatter

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2009
What is overweight for Caucasians is now obese for Indians

Spending on junk food

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2009
Is not cool, it increases risk of various diseases, says report THE rich and the middle class are spending more on unhealthy food, according to the quick estimates of the national consumption expenditure 2007-08. The study measures the amount of money that consumers spend on food.

According to report

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2008
Malnutrition in Punjab One in every five adults in the age group of 15 to 49 suffers from malnutrition in Punjab, referred to as the granary of the country, said the latest National Family Health Survey report of Punjab. Obesity has also emerged as a major health problem among adults; 30 per cent of women and 22 per cent of men in the state are overweight. Catastrophe in 2oC rise Less than 2oC rise in global temperature might be

Confessions of a fast food junkie

Issue Date: Nov 30, 2008
I am a somewhat inappropriate reviewer for Stuffed and Starved. For one, I am a foodie. In fact, till some years ago I was a voracious eater. Moreover, I am not quite versed with the intricacies of the economics and politics of the food business.

Science & Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2008
food Store bread without worry

Bytes

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2008
weight matters: Obesity contributes to global warming, says a study. Obese people require 1,680 daily calories to sustain normal energy and another 1,280 calories to maintain daily activities. This is 18 per cent more than someone with a stable body mass index. The next step will be to quantify how much a heavier population is contributing to climate change, higher fuel prices and food shortages.

World Health assembly to discuss fat issues

Issue Date: May 15, 2008
Of the many issues that will be discussed at the 61st World Health Assembly in Geneva this month, prevention and control of non-communicable diseases is what the food industry will be following closely. Its future, and growth plan, will depend on the outcome of the deliberations in Geneva.

South Australia to ban junk food adverts

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2008
The government of South Australia is planning to ban junk food advertising in children's viewing times. The province's Health Minister John Hill says the government will implement a voluntary ban first, but if that does not curb the number of advertisements, then it will legislate.
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