Obesity

Lloyd's Register said more retailers are expected to commit to selling healthier foods, and manufacturers must be prepared to adapt. Pic: Getty Images/cyano66

Food and beverage manufacturers urged to make healthier products

By Jim Cornall

Food manufacturers should prepare for increased scrutiny over nutritive claims, according to global food safety certification company, Lloyd’s Register, following growing commitments from retailers to move towards selling healthier products.

The ActiveSG program is aimed at tackling obesity in Singapore.

FrieslandCampina Asia partners on Singapore program

By Jim Cornall

ActiveSG, Singapore’s national movement for sport and physical activity, and FrieslandCampina Asia are to collaborate on Nurture Kids — a new physical activity and nutrition program for preschool children in Singapore.

Lactobacillus gasseri could prevent low-grade inflammation associated with obesity and glucose metabolism disorders, according to research in rats. © iStock.com / Argument

Probiotic strain may help prevent obesity

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Probiotic strain Lactobacillus gasseri activates ‘multiple actions’ that may work in synergy to prevent obesity, Japanese research in rats has suggested.

Can you lose weight while drinking diet soda? One study says you can

Diet soda: A key to weight loss?

By Hal Conick

Low energy sweeteners commonly used in diet sodas may help with weight loss, says a University of Bristol study, adding that confusion among consumers between sweeteners and sugar needs to be addressed.

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