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10 Week Challenge to the Healthy Weight Week 2013

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Obesity and overweight are a global problem.

According to WHO (Obesity and Overweight Fact sheet, dated May 2012),
 
"Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity.

Some WHO global estimates from 2008 follow.

"Diet or No Diet?" in HK Magazine

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On 8th November 2012, Carrie-Anne Hau of HK Magazine wrote an article on weight loss diets in their circulation, titled "Diet or No Diet".

Our dietitian Vivien Yiu was interviewed. Vivien's comments on the different weight loss diets are extracted from the article and listed below.

"Sports Performance Going Vegetarian, Down the Garden Path" in SCMP

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On 3rd April 2012, Sasha Gonzales of South China Morning Post wrote an article on vegetarianism in the Fitness section of their circulation, titled “Sports Performance Going Vegetarian, Down the Garden Path”.

"When it Comes to Vitamin Pills, Some People Just Don’t Know When to Pop" in SCMP

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On 20th December 2011, Sasha Gonzales of South China Morning Post wrote an article on supplements in the Health section of their circulation, titled "When it comes to vitamin pills, some people just don’t know when to pop".

Our dietitian Vivien Yiu was interviewed. Vivien comments that supplements are not always necessary and they are not for everyone.

WCRF Criticises Meat Industry Over Misleading Public Statement

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World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has accused the British meat industry of misleading the public by making factually inaccurate and potentially defamatory comments.

In a coordinated attack, the National Beef Association (NBA), the British Pig Executive (BPEX), the National Sheep Association (NSA) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have issued statements suggesting that WCRF has misled the public with its recommendations on meat.

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