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  1. Nifty ways to cleave your blubber

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is the risk of developing chronic diseases. For Asian adults, the point at which this increased risk kicks in is at a waistline of 90cm or above for men and 80cm or above for women, according ... 'contagious' weight loss? Researchers at Brown University in the US suggest that shedding pounds can have a ripple effect. The study, published online in the journal Obesity, is the first to examine ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Bone disease that works undercover

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... injury, Tang suspected that she had osteoporosis, or "porous bone" disease. To confirm his suspicions, Tang had her undergo a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (Dexa) scan to measure her ... is a silent disease, and if you discover it because of a fracture, the damage to your body's supportive structure has already been done. ...

  3. Popular snacks laden with disease-causing trans-fats

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... increase the chances of coronary heart disease. Legislator Fred Li Wah-ming said the caution against trans-fats was a recent thing and so the substance had not been included in the Nutrition ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Study finds no heart benefits to fish oil supplements

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... to reduce the threat of heart disease. In Europe, where support is particularly enthusiastic, a doctor's failure to recommend the supplements is viewed by some as bordering on malpractice. ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention based on data from 29,000 people over 22 years, found diabetes rates of 1.9 per cent ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Food nutrition labels a must from next year

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com In a move designed to reduce the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases, the government says prepackaged items must bear standard information Food nutrition labels a must from next year All prepackaged food must be labelled with nutritional information from next year in a bid to reduce the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases. The new ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland mandatory food labels will improve health

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... carbohydrates and salt content, as well as a calorie count. This is to help consumers reduce the risk of developing chronic killer diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, cancer and diabetes. With increasing consumer purchasing power and growing market penetration of processed and packaged foods, Chinese people have become increasingly vulnerable to diseases more commonly ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    City should offer health education appropriate to different cultures

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in calories and can cause weight gain. Reused fried oil contributes to heart disease. South Asians still have the misconception that greasy food is healthier and full-fat dairy products more nutritious. These dietary practices contribute to obesity and to the development of hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Many international studies report that South Asians are at higher risk ...

  9. Nature takes its courses

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and following a diet low in fat, sugar and salt can also help make for a smoother transition with age. 'Almost 85 per cent of all diseases are caused by lifestyle choices,' she says. Candy ... lifestyle,' she says. A healthy diet at this stage will ensure minimal problems for the later phases of life, where diseases are more prevalent. Lo says dietary supplements are not necessary; balanced ...

  10. Exercise benefits

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease in later life. Heart disease is the second largest cause of death in Hong Kong. High levels of 'bad' cholesterol and stress are two factors which increase our chances of developing heart disease. Research has shown that exercise has positive effects on our levels of 'good' cholesterol as well as stress. Exercise ...




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