Obesity is spreading. The United States may be at the forefront, but many other countries are catching up. In Spain the number of obese people has doubled since the late 1990s. A doctor in Narón is determined to get his portly patients moving.
Nearly one in five deaths globally can be traced to dietary causes, a study of global nutrition says. Both a lack of food and an abundance of unhealthy food cause dangerous malnutrition.
Take a quick walk through a supermarket and it's easy to see why more than half of Germans are overweight. And why politicians face a huge challange to encourage the food industry to sell healthier products.
Washing breakfast down with a cup of coffee before heading to work is one way to avoid Type 2 diabetes, according to two new studies published ahead of World Diabetes Day.
It's a nasty disease, and it can lead to many others. But type 2 diabetes is totally preventable. Just follow a few simple tips and avoid it entirely - without even breaking a sweat.
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