People's beliefs about the causes of obesity can affect their own weight, my research has shown. If you think lack of exercise is the primary cause of obesity, you are more likely to be overweight than someone who implicates poor diet.Sunday, 10 March, 2013, 2:53am
People driving to work every day are packing on more pounds than their colleagues on trains, buses and bikes, according to a new study from Australia.26 Jan 2013 - 9:17am
It's a common medical refrain: carrying extra kilos raises the risk of ills such as heart disease and diabetes and therefore the risk of premature death. But does that heightened risk of early death apply across the board to those who are merely overweight?4 Jan 2013 - 9:24am
One in five children in the city are obese - despite a slight drop in the percentage compared to last year - the Health Department said yesterday13 Dec 2012 - 2:18pm
Childhood obesity is becoming an issue in Hong Kong. Many children do not do enough physical activity. They are encouraged to focus on academic performance, not fitness. Children should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and this would help them lose weight.
In addition, many children do not have a healthy diet. They love fast food and soft drinks.13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
While physical education continues to be downgraded globally, the number of overweight or obese students is on the rise, research shows.
In many developed countries, two-thirds of 12 to 17 year olds were now classed as overweight or obese.26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Q Do you think Hongkongers have an unhealthy lifestyle?
On your City front page on September 16, it was suggested that a BMI (body mass index) of over 25 meant that a person could be classified as obese. Moreover, it was also reported, somewhat counter-intuitively in my view, that some 20 per cent of Hong Kong's population could be considered obese.23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has altered the rules on jockey overweights with immediate effect, meaning that David Hayes-trained Equator Kid will carry two pounds overweight in the third race today.
The new rule will allow retained jockeys to put up two pounds overweight on horses trained by their retaining stable. Gerald Mosse is now retained by Hayes.28 Feb 2004 - 12:00am
Many teenagers in Hong Kong are overweight.
This is a problem we can no longer ignore. I have a friend whose brother is obese.
He loves unhealthy food, especially fast food and sweets.
Because his parents are working and have little time to prepare meals, he often goes to fast food restaurants.27 Oct 2002 - 12:00am