Obesity

Obesity on the rise in ASEAN

There is a growing trend in ASEAN that is not so welcomed – obesity. The prevalence of obesity and being overweight among ASEAN’s citizens is increasing due to rising incomes, and urbanisation. It is also placing a strain on the region’s healthcare systems and government budgets.An obese person can be measured by his or her Body Mass Index (BMI) which measures a person’s weight in relation to their height.

4 May 2020
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An obese ASEAN

There is a growing trend in ASEAN that is not so welcomed – obesity. The prevalence of obesity and being overweight among ASEAN’s citizens is increasing due to rising incomes, and urbanisation. It is also placing a strain on the region’s healthcare systems and government budgets.An obese person can be measured by his or her Body Mass Index (BMI) which measures a person’s weight in relation to their height.

4 January 2020
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Childhood malnutrition and obesity in Vietnam

Children around the world are not getting the nutrients they need, undermining their capacity to grow, develop and learn to their full potential. According to the State of the World’s Children 2019: children, food and nutrition’ report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), one in three children under five is not properly growing due to malnutrition.

23 October 2019
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Thailand's monks battle weight problems

Every morning Buddhist monk Pipit Sarakitwinon takes walks around his temple and does hundreds of arm exercises, part of a new regimen aimed at shedding pounds as a health overhaul for members of the clergy gathers pace in Thailand.Followers have been showering monks - who are deeply respected in the kingdom - with foods loaded with sugar, fat and oil, contributing to a brewing health crisis."Before I started to diet, I could barely walk 100 metres without getting tired", Pipit, 63,

25 November 2018
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