Tag - obesity



Students receive school lunch at Senju Aoba Junior High School in Tokyo in June 2022.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 17, 2024
Obesity increased among children in Japan during pandemic
The study analyzed the health checkup data of about 186,000 people who graduated from junior high school between fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2022.
A study has found that the share of people with high blood pressure increases as income decreases.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
Lower-income people more likely to have high blood pressure: study
The tendency seems to stem from alcohol consumption, obesity and lack of exercise.
Wegovy maker Novo Nordisk says the Japanese public needs to know more about obesity rates before the weight-loss drug can take off in the country.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 9, 2024
Is Japan as thin as it thinks? Weight-loss drug maker says no.
In Japan, some 33% of men and 22% of women have a BMI of 25 — the crucial threshold — or more.
The rat with shortened primary cilia (left) had gained weight compared to a normal rat. According to recent research from Nagoya University, rats with artificially shortened primary cilia displayed lower metabolism and increased food intake, resulting in weight gain.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2024
Nagoya University finds mechanism behind middle-age weight gain
Researchers found that a region of the brain that controls metabolism and food intake becomes shorter with age in rats.
 Alli, which will be available from April 8, is expected to reduce fat stored around internal organs and prevent obesity-related diseases.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 5, 2024
Japan’s first over-the-counter anti-obesity drug to hit stores in April
The drug is expected to reduce fat stored around internal organs and prevent obesity-related diseases.
Though ChatGPT debuted in late 2022, it was really in 2023 that we started to get a sense of what large language models could do, including diagnosing complex medical issues.
Dec 31, 2023
The 10 most intriguing science breakthroughs over the past year
As 2023 has drawn to a close, let’s look back on some of the astounding breakthroughs we’ve seen in the last 12 months.
A selection of injector pens for the Wegovy weight loss drug.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 21, 2023
New treatment for obesity to be covered by Japan's public insurance
The expansion of health care options comes amid concerns about the potential misuse of such drugs by healthy individuals for weight loss.
Novo Nordisk' anti-obesity drug Wegovy
Aug 18, 2023
Insurers can’t avoid covering weight-loss drugs forever
Evidence is mounting that drugs like Wegovy not only help patients lose weight but also help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2023
Eli Lilly’s new weight-loss drug is even better than Ozempic
When it comes to manipulating the human metabolism, we’re entering entirely new territory with new drugs.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 23, 2023
Over 1.3 billion globally will have diabetes by 2050, study finds
The vast majority of patients will have Type 2 diabetes, the form of the disease that’s often linked to being overweight.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2023
Obesity and Alzheimer's news makes Eli Lilly world’s most valuable drugmaker
An 8.5% gain in May for Eli Lilly lifted its shares to a record high, while displaced Johnson & Johnson slumped 5.3% during the month.
Japan Times
Mar 8, 2023
Obesity drugs for kids? Why new guidelines make sense
The American Academy of Pediatrics thinks drugs like Wegovy and Mounjaro could help teens with weight loss.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2023
A sick America can’t compete with global powers
Poor health is not just a tragedy for individuals. It is a constraint on the U.S.’s productivity and its ability to defend itself.
Japan Times
Dec 2, 2022
Amgen has a contender in the weight-loss drug wars
Amgen's obesity drug offers a new twist on proven methods to help people lose unwanted pounds.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2022
New weight-loss drugs work, but who's paying?
Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly say they can treat obesity with a weekly injection. But insurers aren't yet on board.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2022
Hunger and obesity are the same problem in the U.S.
When healthy foods are expensive and processed carbs are cheap, you end up with expanding waistlines and long lines at food banks.
Japan Times
May 18, 2022
Obesity is stalking poor countries where hunger once reigned
Low-cost calories are at the heart of the next big health crisis — and we have no systems in place to deal with the fallout.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2020
Influencers may face fines as China tackles obesity and food waste
More than half of China's adult population is either overweight or obese, according to a new government report released Wednesday.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2020
Let's address the elephant in the sumo ring
Weight loss is common after leaving the raised ring, but a lack of support from stables leaves wrestlers vulnerable against obesity and other serious health issues.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2020
Calorie counts on restaurant menus probably won’t stop COVID-19
Britain's effort sounds like a good idea, but the evidence suggests it won't protect people.


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