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China worries about its bulging waistlines – Daily chart

The country is growing fatter. But plans to tackle obesity remain a little thin IN 1926 WALTER MALLORY, a foreign-affairs expert who would go on to head the Council on Foreign Relations, dubbed China the “land of famine”. Nearly a century later, the country is grappling with the opposite problem. …

Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests – Bloomberg

Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests. Experts found that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were less likely to be obese than those living in countries where rice consumption was low. Researchers said low-carbohydrate diets – which limit rice – are a popular weight-loss …

Obesity tops 35 percent in 7 U.S. states – UPI.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 — Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That’s up from five states two years ago. Moreover, no state had a notable improvement in its obesity rate over the previous year, according to the report …