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By Edition On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Sugar tax in 2019

WILLEMSTAD - The government will introduce the previously promised sugar tax in 2019. That should bring in 2 million guilders for the state treasury. The extra tax on soft drinks is used in the fight against obesity More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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CMU Mobile Health Event 28-04-2018

WILLEMSTAD - This coming Saturday, April 28th, 2018 the students of Caribbean Medical University (CMU) will be organizing the next CMU Mobile Health Event. This time we will be at Sentro di Bario Souax, who is celebrating More...

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By Edition On Friday, March 9th, 2018
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UN Agency says Latin America and Caribbean must radically transform food habits to combat obesity

KINGSTON - A “radical transformation” of food systems and food habits is critical to combat the growing scourge of overweight and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations food security More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Research: 65 percent of Curaçaoans are overweight or obese

WILLEMSTAD - No less than 65 percent of Curaçaoans are overweight or obese. This is evident from the National Health Survey 2017 published by the Public Health Institute Curaςao, which was published last week. It More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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Caribbean faced serious health challenges, but had important successes in 2016, says PAHO

WASHINGTON - From the Zika epidemic and the birth of thousands of babies with congenital malformations, through the declaration of measles as eliminated from the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) More...

Obesity In The USA
By Edition On Monday, April 4th, 2016
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Obesity growing at unprecedented pace, study says

LONDON – Obesity has been a growing problem in the Caribbean for decades and increasingly its effect is being felt globally, raising the risk of a host of preventable health problems. Now a new study by the School More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
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One in three high school students is overweight

WILLEMSTAD - Almost one in three high school students are overweight. This was demonstrated by a research from the University of Curaçao (UoC) to weight and eating problems among youth in Curaçao. 418 sixteen More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Obesity!

People nowadays are fatter and sicker with a high obesity rates, and everybody is arguing about the cause of it whether it’s sugar, carbs or fat. Most adults should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day, More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 17th, 2014
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More than half of the population is overweight

WILLEMSTAD - 62.6 percent of men and 67.3 percent of women suffers from overweight or obesity. This means that more than 30 thousand men and more than 40 thousand women aged eighteen and older are overweight. This More...