Followers have been showering monks – who are deeply respected in the kingdom – with foods loaded with sugar, fat and oil, prodding along a brewing health crisis.
With richer nations enjoying an increasingly comfortable, sedentary lifestyle, the study says a third of women and a quarter of men worldwide are in the firing line for killer conditions unless they up their physical activity.
If current trends continue, 22 percent of people in the world will be obese by 2045, up from 14 percent last year, according to research presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna.
Junk food adverts are to be banned from London’s tube and bus network by Sadiq Khan, the city’s mayor, in an attempt to curb an epidemic of childhood obesity.
An Australian consumer body took Heinz to court in 2016 over packaging claims that Shredz products, which contain fruit pastes, purees and concentrate, are healthy and nutritious for young children.
Officials say US President Donald Trump scored "exceedingly well" in an exam designed to detect signs of memory loss. The test comes after a new book painted Trump as a man-child with trouble in processing information and recognising old friends.
In Mexico, seven out of 10 children between the ages of four and 16 are classified as overweight, and half of those as obese.
Obesity has increased more than tenfold over the past four decades worldwide. Researchers say social inequality urges people to make unhealthy choices as healthy food is unaffordable.
A new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has found evidence of deadly proportions - obesity could lead to 11 different forms of cancer.
The "Shop with Your Doc" program in Caifornia's Orange County is designed to prevent increasing rates of obesity in the US.
Study results about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages depends on who funds the research.
A report published by WHO urges governments around the world to tax sugary drinks by 20% in order to curb obesity.
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