Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an 'exploding nightmare' in the developing world, including Africa where the number of obese and overweight children under five has nearly doubled since 1990, a WHO commission said Monday.
Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows.
A pot belly can be a bad thing -- even if you're not considered overweight. New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs.
Steadily rising rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure over the last decade have dramatically increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes among some groups of ethnic Canadians, researchers say.