Gov’t names 7 comorbidities for prioritization in COVID-19 vaccination drive

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government has identified seven comorbidities that will be included in the priority list for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Dr. John Wong, an epidemiologist and member of the technical working group on data…

Obesity a driving factor in COVID-19 deaths, global report finds

Reuters 03/05/2021

  LONDON  – The majority of global COVID-19 deaths have been in countries where many people are obese, with coronavirus fatality rates 10 times higher in nations where at least 50% of adults are overweight, a global…

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

AP 10/21/2018

SEATTLE—Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss. The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type…

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975

AFP 10/15/2017

The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them. Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity…

Understanding more about fat

Alex Pacquiao 01/09/2017

WHEN you think of fat, you probably think of foods that have a lot of fat, or people who do. After a few years with some extra pounds, the only thing you know about fat is that…

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia

Philip S. Chua 10/30/2016

What is anorexia nervosa? This is a “psychological” disorder where the person has a disturbed sense of body image. He/she has a morbid fear of obesity, refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, and in women,…

Majority of the Philippines’ workforce have sedentary lifestyles at risk of obesity

05/01/2016

Herbalife a global nutrition company, has released the findings of the new Nutrition At Work Survey, which revealed that the majority of Philippines’ workforce leads largely sedentary lifestyles, putting them at risk of obesity. The Survey1, which…

Weight loss surgery (and how to avoid it)

Dr. Philip S. Chua 11/30/2015

MORE than a 33 percent of Americans and 21 percent of Filipinos are overweight or obese. This has transformed a surgical procedure that was once reserved for a handful of dangerously obese patients to a very popular…

Nuts for health nuts

Dr. Philip S. Chua 10/19/2015

Are nuts good for us? Yes, they are, according to clinical investigations upon which the US-FDA based its approval in 1997 for nuts and whole-oat foods to carry the labels “touting possible heart benefits.” While animal fats…

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