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Breastfeeding no bar to obesity

Monday, 30 April, 2007, 12:00am

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Staple surgeons in short supply

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Is watching television bad for your health?

How many of us turn on the TV as soon as we get home?

According to data from the Chinese University of Hong, nearly 40 per cent of children watch at least four hours of TV every day, which adds up to around two months of watching TV non-stop.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hospital to provide weight-loss operations

A private hospital yesterday started offering three weight-loss operations but says the services are intended for health, not cosmetic, reasons.

The Union Hospital in Sha Tin is charging up to HK$111,700 for the procedures which include stapling, banding and inserting a balloon in the stomach.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Too little exercise: survey

A study by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association has found that most primary students are not getting enough daily exercise.

The survey, which looked at the exercise habits of Primary Three to Six students in the Central and Western districts, revealed that only 18.3 per cent exercised for more than 30 minutes every day.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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.

Although more than 80 per cent of the 1,146 primary pupils polled by the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association said they exercised outside school, nearly a quarter said they lacked the energy to do so alone.

26 Feb 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

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Rats put to the fat test

14 Aug 2006 - 12:00am