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Chinese park grants free entry to heavier women – BBC News

A theme park in northern China offered free entry tickets this week to women if they weighed over nine and a half stone (61.8kg), it’s reported. According to the China Daily newspaper, the Tang Paradise park in the northern city of Xi’an granted hundreds of women free entry from 15-19 June if …

Sleep-deprived kids at risk of obesity – UPI.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018 — Too little sleep can increase a child’s risk of obesity, British researchers report. “Being overweight can lead to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which is also on the increase in children,” said study co-author Michelle Miller, of the University of Warwick in England. “The …

Asia Pacific children are facing an ‘obesity time bomb’

RESEARCHERS have found a steep spike in obesity rates among children in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years and are now calling for more action to be taken to encourage healthier lifestyles and improve healthcare systems. Sridhar Dharmapuri, a food safety and nutrition officer at the UN’s Food and Agriculture …

Losing weight eases obesity-related pain – UPI.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 — Losing 10 percent of your body weight appears to reduce pain related to obesity, even in non-weight-bearing areas, a new study finds. “It’s been known for some time that people who are obese tend to have higher levels of pain, generally speaking,” said investigator Andrew …