Tagged: obesity

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WHO urges global ban on trans fats

The World Health Organization on Monday unveiled a new plan to eliminate the use of trans fats, calling for the gains made against the harmful acids in richer countries to be spread worldwide. Industrially-produced...

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Obesity ticks upward in the United States

The rate of obesity in the United States has reached a new high, at 39.6 percent of adults, according to US government data released Friday. Health experts are concerned about obesity because it is...

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Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity, says WHO

The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary drinks as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption. The World Health Organization’s...