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Vietnam records highest rise in obesity in Southeast Asia

Vietnam recorded the highest growth in obesity in Southeast Asia in 2010-14, but it had the lowest rate of obese people, Fitch says.

42 percent of urban Vietnamese kids are overweight: study

42 percent of children in Vietnam’s urban areas are overweight and/or obese, compared to 35 percent in rural areas, a recent study found.

80 percent of deaths from disease in Vietnam caused by lifestyle

Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are becoming an increasingly heavy burden for Vietnam, according to its health ministry.
November 20, 2018 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Climate extremes 'key driver' behind rising global hunger: UN

Extreme weather events were a leading cause of global hunger rising last year, with women, babies, and old people particularly vulnerable to the worsening trend.
September 12, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

WHO backs Vietnam's new tax proposal on sugary drinks

Health experts say extra tax on sweetened beverages can help cut obesity rates significantly.
June 27, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Industry bitter about Vietnam tax on sweetened drinks

Fake and low-quality beverages would thrive, firms say, ignoring health concerns.
June 01, 2018 | 11:03 am GMT+7

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin: study

This was the first study dedicated to studying effects of gum chewing in people while walking.
May 26, 2018 | 09:43 am GMT+7

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

Almost two thirds of the underweight children lived in south Asia.
October 11, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Fat kids in Saigon evidence of the rich-poor divide in Vietnam

The obesity rate hit 19 percent among school-age children in the city last year.
September 01, 2017 | 03:58 pm GMT+7

Vietnam chews over special consumption tax on sugary drinks

The tax could help combat the country's rapidly increasing obesity rate.
August 16, 2017 | 10:50 am GMT+7

Vietnamese people among the most sedentary in the world - survey

The survey is based on the number of steps people take each day. 
July 13, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 220 pounds

The 37-year-old Egyptian had previously weighed around 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds).
March 10, 2017 | 09:22 am GMT+7

How modern life is slowly killing Vietnamese

An average office worker in Vietnam only walks 600 steps per day, far below the recommended 10,000.
January 03, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese millennials, the couch potato generation

Not having enough exercise is one of the 10 leading risk factors for global mortality.
October 18, 2016 | 06:10 pm GMT+7

Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer

Around 9 percent of cancers among women in North America, Europe and the Middle East are believed to be linked to obesity.
August 30, 2016 | 09:31 am GMT+7
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