'Skinny' Southeast Asia starts to battle growing bulge

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Jun 12, 2014

'Skinny' Southeast Asia starts to battle growing bulge

Many Southeast Asian countries are rolling out measures so people can make healthy choices before obesity turns into the full-blown epidemic seen in many Western countries. Obesity is a priority for Singapore's government, said Zee Yoong Kang, chief executive of the city-state's Health Promotion Board. "There's ...

Treading a healthy path — whichever road you take

Lifestyle Dec 5, 2013

Treading a healthy path — whichever road you take

by Jun Hongo

In the mid-19th century, a British undertaker by the name of William Banting was struggling to shed some pounds despite having tried every diet known at the time. He tried fasting, exercise and cutting back on his meals without much success — until he came ...