Severely obese people in middle age 50% more likely to die early, study finds

Researchers urged obese individuals to ask their doctors to be assessed for any obesity-related diseases. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA People who are severely obese in middle age are 50% more likely to die early than those of a healthy weight, according to a large study of UK data. The research shows people with the highest levels […]

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, and the booming economy may be to blame, study reveals

One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, a new study has found, up from just 1 in 20 in 1995. The research, published Tuesday, found that while China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades had been accompanied by a reduction in childhood growth stunting and thinness, the country has also seen […]