January 28, 2016 archive

WHO Commission presents its final report, calling for high-level action to address major health challenge

“Overweight prevalence among children aged under 5 years has risen between 1990 and 2014, from 4.8% to 6.1%, with numbers of affected children rising from 31 million to 41 million during that time. The number of overweight children in lower middle-income countries has more than doubled over that period, from 7.5 million to 15.5 million. …

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Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

“Eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower CHD risk in this cohort of male health professionals. Source: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

“First they bought up our baby formula, next it was vitamins, now the millions back home have their eyes on Australia’s fresh food – and they’re sending in their shoppers.” Source: China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

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