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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.

All work, no play plus smart devices: kids turn couch potatoes

Low priority for physical activity, smart devices, fast food and sugary drinks are engendering an epidemic of unfit children in Vietnam.
July 03, 2019 | 09:20 am GMT+7

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

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

Vietnam has the lowest rate of adult obesity: global study

Only 1 percent of Vietnamese adults are obese.
June 13, 2017 | 10:19 am 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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