Obesity

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.

WHO:

13% in some countries compared to 43% in SE Asia

Europe has world's lowest breastfeeding rates: WHO

By Shane STARLING

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says rising obesity rates among mothers and ready availability and attractiveness of formula has left Europe with the world’s lowest breastfeeding rates.

CLA semantics? Reduced body fat mass is not the same as body weight loss, finds the NDA.

“The comments received do not require any change to the conclusions of the NDA Panel.”

EFSA stands by CLA rejection

By Shane STARLING

EFSA is standing by a CLA-weight loss health claim rejection despite an appeal that accused it of failing to evaluate submitted efficacy data from joint applicants BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition.