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Research: Aussie sugar tax 'would not punish the poor’

By RJ Whitehead

A major criticism of the public health lobby’s proposed sugar sweetened beverage tax—that it would unfairly punish the poor and disadvantaged—may have been debunked by research from Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre. 

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Australia, NZ most obese OECD countries in APAC

By Cheryl Tay

Australia and New Zealand are now among the OECD’s five most obese nations, while Japan and South Korea are the two least obese nations on the list, according to the OECD’s Obesity Update 2017.

The president of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Dr E-Siong Tee.

FOOD VISION ASIA 2017

Malaysia’s obesity crisis: Time for less talk and more funding for action

By Gary Scattergood

“We’re good at publishing obesity plans, but not funding action”: That’s how the president of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia Dr E-Siong Tee has described his country’s efforts at improving health in a nation where one-in-two adults are overweight or...

Professor Jeya Henry

Editor’s blog: Food Vision Asia 2017

The war on diabetes: Time to stop pussyfooting and fight to win

By RJ Whitehead

One of the key themes at Food Vision Asia, a high-level industry event in Singapore last week organised by the publisher of FoodNavigator-Asia, concerned the rise of lifestyle diseases in Asia, and particularly the ways companies and institutions have...

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