Tag Archives: Obesity

Advent calendars adding to the childhood obesity crisis, warns TV's Dr Eva

Eating just one of the chocolates, no matter how small, can mean up to 100 calories. Stock photo: Getty Images Advent calendars adding to the childhood obesity crisis, warns TV’s Dr Eva Independent.ie Chocolate Advent calendars can have a serious effect on children’s health, a leading doctor has claimed. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/healthy-eating/advent-calendars-adding-to-the-childhood-obesity-crisis-warns-tvs-dr-eva-37600236.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37599810.ece/adb45/AUTOCROP/h342/GettyImages-894206304.jpg Email Chocolate Advent calendars… Read More »

Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant. The researchers have reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese women from three public maternity units in Adelaide, Australia in The Lancet Diabetes… Read More »

Call obesity what it is: a disease

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced its decision to classify obesity as a disease, moving against the recommendation at the time of a group studying obesity. Yet there are still those who believe that obesity is not a disease but rather a “condition,” and this has downstream ramifications for health policy, health care… Read More »

Lured by high demand, Korean wholesaler smuggled Novo’s obesity drug Saxenda into China

Anti-obesity drug Saxenda has been one of Novo Nordisk’s key growth drivers lately—and apparently, a Korean wholesaler noticed. The pharmaceutical middleman allegedly smuggled the popular drug into China, where it’s not yet approved. Korean regulators are investigating the wholesaler for allegedly hawking Saxenda in China, Korea Biomedical Review reported, citing multiple sources. A Novo spokeswoman confirmed to FiercePharma… Read More »