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World's obese population hits 641 million

More than 640 million people globally now weigh in as obese and the world has more overweight than underweight people, according to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI).   A startling increase in

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Number of obese children under five alarming: WHO

At least 41 million children under the age of five are obese or overweight across the globe, with numbers rising most rapidly in developing countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. The number of obese or over

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Passenger sues Etihad over back injury

An Australian man has filed a lawsuit against UAE-based Etihad Airways for back injuries sustained by being seated next to an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the Emirates to Sydney. James Bassos said he was forced to twist and c

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70pc adults in Bahrain 'overweight or obese'

Seven out of 10 adults in Bahrain are either overweight or obese, a health expert has warned. Health promotion director Dr Amal Al Jowder warned the rate would increase if people did not start adopting a healthy lifestyle, said a

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision

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Obesity ‘can be deemed a disability at work’

Europe's top court ruled that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision

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Airlines settle $6m lawsuit in death of 407lb woman

The husband of a woman from the Bronx, US, who died abroad after she was allegedly barred from flying back to the US for being too fat, has settled his $6 million lawsuit against the airlines. Janos Soltesz, 57, quietly settled her wron

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Two-hormone Roche drug shows promise

An experimental drug that mimics the effects of two naturally occurring hormones appears to work significantly better than existing single-hormone medicines against diabetes and obesity, scientists said. A team of German and US-ba

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Long-term savings with weight loss surgery doubted

  Weight loss surgery does not lower health costs over the long run for people, according to a US study that challenges the idea that the costs of such surgery pay off later on in fewer medications and less care for people who ha

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Fewer heart attacks after weight-loss surgery

Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery, according to a Swedish study. The findings, published in the Journal

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