Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs’ new report, Time to Deliver, called for urgent action against chronic diseases and mental disorders, the globe’s leading cause of death and ill-health, but failed to include a recommendation on taxing sugary beverages.
WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY: Although government’s new anti-smoking Bill aims to regulate e-cigarettes, this does not mean that they will be treated the same as regular cigarettes, says Department of Health spokesperson Foster Mohale.
“There’s no doubt that the tobacco industry is losing huge influence in richer countries, as fewer people use tobacco than ever before. The harsh reality, however, is that the industry is now getting away with aggressively exploiting less wealthy countries.” Olalekan Ayo-Yusuf, Harry Lando and Gan Quan discuss…