Lazy parents blamed for rise in obesity

Lazy parents are helping fuel a rise in obesity among children because they are unwilling to join them for workouts, a survey suggests.

Monday, 26 February, 2007, 12:00am

Obesity clinic battling to meet rising demand

New patients at the city's only obesity research clinic could face a wait of up to two years for treatment as the demand for surgery from morbidly obese people grows.

The clinic, at the Prince of Wales Hospital, is having to turn away obese patients seeking gastric bypasses and other types of surgery.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

'I could not walk 20 metres, now I walk 4km a day'

Michael Sadarangani could wolf down a burger in 12 seconds and often ate three in one sitting, along with a daily stack of sweets and at least six cups of tea. That was in November when he weighed 122kg and countered his insatiable appetite with four huge meals a day.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Guangdong diet keeps people short as they pile on kilos

Guangdong people are not only getting fatter and unhealthier, but have also not grown any taller in the past five years because of their diet, a survey has found.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Medi Watch

Rats put to the fat test

14 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Have Your Say

Ronaldinho will rock as Man of the Year

Ronaldinho should be chosen Man of the Year.

He was born on March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre to a poor family. His family loved sport and his father played in an amateur soccer club where his brother Roberto was a rising star for the Gremio soccer club.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Health Department releases new school guidelines to stop obesity

Updated at 6.30pm: The Department of Health on Friday released new nutritional guidelines for primary school students ? saying it was concerned about rising rates of obesity.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Set more store on breakfast, parents urged

Parents have been urged to pay more attention to the quality of breakfasts after a survey found many children were receiving food high in fat, salt or sugar.

A nutritionist warned this could lead to obesity, a growing problem among Hong Kong children.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Warning on banned diet pill after woman dies

Consumers have been warned not to buy or use the slimming product sheung ching chun , after tests showed it to contain a banned drug and a prescription-only medicine.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Lunch box law

A law may be introduced to regulate the quality of school lunch boxes amid growing worry over rising obesity levels in Hong Kong children. What do you think of this move? Share your views: write to us

16 May 2005 - 12:00am

Lunch box law plan to tackle obesity

Officials believe the quality of school meals must be regulated

Hong Kong health officials may introduce laws to regulate what food children get in their school lunch boxes amid growing concern over rising childhood obesity levels.

15 May 2005 - 12:00am

Language point

Here's what a typical day now looks like for me.

Here are some tips to make life easier.

When using words like 'here', don't assume it's always 'here is'. It depends on whether what is being described is singular or plural.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Language point

(1) Through the 1990s, the average weight of Americans increased by 4.5kg ...

(2) More than half - 56 per cent - of US adults were overweight or obese in the early 1990s ... This rose to 65 per cent in a similar survey done from 1999 to 2002.

24 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

PTU urges teachers to think thin

The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) is encouraging teachers to take part in a three to six-month slimming programme.

The programme, which will cost $4,300 per teacher, is the first weight-loss programme organised by the PTU and will be jointly run with the Evangel Hospital.

13 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Obese children

Leading health campaigner Dr Judith Mackay proposes that Hong Kong authorities weigh the increasing number of obese children in order to study and tackle the problem. What do you think of her proposal? Share your views: write to us.

10 Oct 2004 - 12:00am