The human race is getting fatter. There were 1.4 billion "overweight" people on the planet 10 years ago. Today this figure has ballooned to 1.9 billion. It is said that 2.6 million people die each year due to obesity-related causes. There are numerous factors behind this epidemic, such as lifestyle, diet and genes. One thing is for certain though--the global battle against obesity will continue to rage on.
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Once, obesity was blamed on weak-willed people who tend to overeat. Today, researchers have been looking for possible genetic causes of obesity for about the past 10 years in...
For those struggling with obesity, the dream of finding a pill that can magically make them thin seems tantalizing within reach.
Africa's image as a continent plagued by famine and civil wars has rapidly changed in recent years. It is now seen as a region of burgeoning growth. But it is still beset by a widening gap between rich and poor and deteriorating public safety, among other problems. In this series, we look at present-day Africa and contemplate its future.
Tropical winds carry the sounds of drumming and dance music across a baseball field littered with stones and anchored by a metal wire backstop full of holes due to stolen parts.
Economic growth across Africa has surged by around 5 percent annually since the dawn of the new millennium. An African middle class has also emerged, but poverty is ever-present as ever. High-quality education and improved...
ASICS, Japan’s largest sport shoe, apparel and equipment manufacturer, is gradually starting to make lengthy strides into the global athletic shoe market dominated by U.S.-based Nike and German Adidas.