A lot of supermarket products targeted at kids contain high levels of fat, sugar and salt, and come in eye-catching packaging. The result can be chronic obesity. How can children be encouraged to enjoy healthier alternatives?
Did you know that your lifestyle can influence your cancer risk? Or that tea towels can make you sick? DW brings you this week's health news, all in one handy guide right here!
The German consumer watchdog Foodwatch has accused Coca-Cola of denying the obvious health damage caused by its soft drinks. But the government has no plans for a UK-style sugar tax.
Gorging on salts, sugars and fats doesn't just expand our waistlines. Eicke Latz tells DW what happened inside the bodies of his lab mice when he fed them a Western-style diet.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that more kids will be obese or overweight globally than underweight by 2022. Currently, the number of obese five to 19-year-olds is 10 times higher than in 1975.
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