obesity http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22696/all en Mexico's growing obesity problem http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/090825/heavy-mexico <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/090825/heavy-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Americas Health Mexico Sat, 29 Aug 2009 12:47:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 3178656 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's $32 fat-burning undies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/japans-32-fat-burning-undies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Really stiff fad underwear promise to help Japanese lose weight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patrick Winn </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/japan">Japan</a> gets fatter -- and its <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/091109/fat-japan-youre-breaking-the-law">workplaces enforce minimum waistlines</a> -- hope can be found in a $32 pair of really shiny underwear.</p> <p>The ever-innovative island nation is going nuts for <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8732342/Japanese-snap-up-fat-burning-underwear.html">MXP Calorie Shaper Pants</a>, according to the Telegraph.</p> <p>What's so great about this underwear? They're sprayed with a resin that leaves them rather stiff.</p> <p>All that resistance adds up to the equivalent of an extra 210 kilocalories burned per week, provided you're a 140-pound man walking 90 minutes per day, according to the Telegraph.</p> <p>That's the equivalent of one-half liter of beer. I suppose any 140-pound guy who already downs a full liter of beer could just knock off the drinking, keep wearing regular underwear and get double the results.</p> <p>Or he could just be happy he's only 140 pounds.</p> <p>Japan is already far thinner than the U.S., according to a 2009 Global Post report from Japan that states that while "Japan has some of the world’s lowest rates of obesity — <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/japan/091109/fat-japan-youre-breaking-the-law?page=full">less than 5 percent, compared to nearly 35 percent for the United States</a> — people here on average have gotten heavier in the past three decades, according to government statistics.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AlTGoO9jLSY" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/japans-32-fat-burning-undies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Asia-Pacific Culture & Lifestyle Japan Health The Rice Bowl GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:59:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5675188 at http://www.globalpost.com Does soda make you fat? More scientific evidence for link between soda and obesity released http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120921/does-soda-make-you-fat-more-scientific-evidence-link-between-soda-and-ob New evidence, published in a very soda-centric edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, indicates that the easiest single way for obese people to lose weight is cutting out soda from their diets—among other rather damning info on the dangers of soda consumption.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120921/does-soda-make-you-fat-more-scientific-evidence-link-between-soda-and-ob" target="_blank">read more</a></p> nutrition obesity Science Health Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:00:11 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5720066 at http://www.globalpost.com 7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The rise of a junk food empire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121115/7-eleven-southeast-asia-junk-food-empire <p>BANGKOK &mdash; If you think America&#39;s junk food problem is growing, take a look at Southeast Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/121115/7-eleven-southeast-asia-junk-food-empire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies obesity Cambodia Food & Drink Myanmar Culture & Lifestyle Indonesia Health Philippines Thailand Vietnam Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5726134 at http://www.globalpost.com In Africa, obesity is the new starvation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121119/african-health-obesity-malnutrition <p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; Obesity rates are skyrocketing in sub-Saharan Africa, as in most parts of the world. But here the obesity problem has an unusual and particularly worrying shape. While child hunger has traditionally been the more pressing problem in African countries, researchers say that malnourished, growth-stunted children are turning into overweight adults.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/121119/african-health-obesity-malnutrition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity South Africa Health Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:01:36 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5726497 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia tells fat kids: "Eat like a native" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121119/bolivia-latin-america-obesity-indigenous-foods <p>LIMA &mdash; &ldquo;The hardest nut to crack is weight,&rdquo; says Gabriela Aro, who heads a groundbreaking school meals program based on traditional indigenous ingredients in the Bolivian capital, La Paz. The program targets nutritional problems among 153,000 needy youngsters in 411 public kindergartens and schools in one of the Western Hemisphere&rsquo;s poorest countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121119/bolivia-latin-america-obesity-indigenous-foods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina obesity Bolivia Food & Drink Chile Health Mexico Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:02:38 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5726502 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro crisis feeds obesity fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121119/euro-crisis-italy-obesity <p>ROME &mdash; The stalls laden with fruit and vegetables in Rome&#39;s Campo de&#39; Fiori market are a splash of color that signals the delights of the Italian diet. There are trays of Trentino apples, glistening citrus from Campania and jungle-hued varieties of salad leaves grown in market gardens around the capital. Concern is growing, however, that the economic crisis gripping Europe may be changing those shopping and eating habits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/121119/euro-crisis-italy-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux obesity Debt Crisis Food & Drink France Germany Italy Health Spain United Kingdom Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:02:07 +0000 Paul Ames 5726542 at http://www.globalpost.com In-depth series: Is the world overeating itself to death? http://www.globalpost.com/series/depth-series-obesity For the first time in human history, more people are obese than hungry. It's a fact that has wide implications from the 7-Elevens of Southeast Asia to the debt-stricken countries of Europe and everywhere else in between. GlobalPost investigates a fat, fat planet. obesity Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5726641 at http://www.globalpost.com The skinny on fat (infographic) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121122/the-skinny-fat-infographic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rundown on the most obese nations and secret costs of being fat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyle Kim </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div class="visually_embed" data-category="Other" rel="infographic"> <img alt="The skinny on fat" class="visually_embed_infographic" rel="http://thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com/the-skinny-on-fat_50ae1e6578426.png" src="http://thumbnails.visually.netdna-cdn.com/the-skinny-on-fat_50ae1e6578426_w587.png" width="670" /> <div class="visually_embed_bar"> <span class="visually_embed_cycle">See more <a href="http://visual.ly/users/kylekim">GlobalPost infographics</a>.</span></div> </div> <link href="http://visual.ly/embeder/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121122/the-skinny-fat-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Asia-Pacific Food & Drink Health United States Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:57:29 +0000 Kyle Kim 5726801 at http://www.globalpost.com Innovation of the Day: Pay as you weigh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/too-fat-to-fly-samoa-air-pay-as-you-weigh Touted as the fairest way to fly, Samoa Air has instituted a new policy whereby passengers are required to pay a fixed price per kilogram that they weigh, rather than paying a fixed price per seat.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/quick-click/too-fat-to-fly-samoa-air-pay-as-you-weigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Quick Click Travel/Tourism Asia-Pacific Quick Click Offbeat Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Katrine Dermody 5799535 at http://www.globalpost.com How Mexico got so fat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130705/mexican-fattest-country-obesity <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Modern Mexicans&#39; urban lifestyle, rising incomes and myriad consumption vices have fed a seemingly endless struggle that&#39;s killing thousands more of them each year. Yep, we&#39;re talking the desperate Battle of the (body) Bulge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/130705/mexican-fattest-country-obesity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Want to Know Politics Health Mexico United States Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 5876828 at http://www.globalpost.com The need for 'supersized' products is growing as fast as our waistlines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140425/7-supersized-products-for-obese-people <p>And that&#39;s pretty damn fast. Here are 7 examples.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140425/7-supersized-products-for-obese-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Want to Know United States Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:59:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 6130953 at http://www.globalpost.com There's not a single country that has succeeded in reducing obesity in the past 33 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140530/global-obesity-study-shows-world-has-got-fatter-since-1980 <p>More than 2 billion people are now overweight or obese, compared with 857 million in 1980.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140530/global-obesity-study-shows-world-has-got-fatter-since-1980" target="_blank">read more</a></p> obesity Want to Know United States Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:52:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 6162477 at http://www.globalpost.com