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Child Obesity Philippines

Child obesity in the Philippines is a silent plague. Many children are suffering from obesity especially among middle class families. This can be attributed to many reasons. First off, the problem of obesity in the Philippines is veiled by the prevalence of malnourished children in impoverished rural areas. Because of this, there a perceived wrong […]

Obesity Programs in the Philippines

Obesity is a common yet neglected disease especially among children because of the local culture and common misconception that a tubby child is cute and healthy. Obesity only becomes a concern for adults primarily for aesthetic purposes and not for health reasons. Related terms:goverment programs for obesity in the philippinesgovt programs for obesity in the […]

Child Obesity in the Philippines

Obesity or being overweight has grown in the last couple of decades into alarming levels especially with the prevalence of junk food and fast food across the world. Obesity worsens as it is also afflicting children at very young ages making them more at risk with diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, cardiac arrest […]

Filipinos and Diabetes

In the Philippines, 4.1% of Filipinos have diabetes mellitus. In the present populations of the Filipinos, approximately 2.5% million of them have diabetes excluding the undiagnosed one. Diabetes is an illness of the insulin that produces cells in the pancreas of the body and of insulin itself. The illness when not treated will produce many […]

Chicharon and Diabetes

Pork rinds, pork scratching, pork cracklings, cuerito or also famously known as chicharon in the Philippines is a snack made by frying the dried skin (rind) and fat of a pork or pig. Incidentally, the local term chicharon was originally from Spain because it was the Spaniards who introduced chicharon in the country. Related terms:is […]

Obesity: A Precursor to Diabetes and Much More

We could maybe blame it on technology and the modern conveniences of life; or probably, to the continuous “westernization” of societies all over the world. But with all the advantages that modern society brings, there is one truth that cannot be denied: people have become more sedentary. Related terms:obesity precursorPASOO philippines obesity reseach among childrencontentRosa […]

Women and Diabetes

If diabetes were a gender issue, then women should fight for gender equality. Why? Because women are at a losing end when it comes to diabetes and its many complications compared to men. For one, diabetes causes more complications in women than in men, some of which are unique to women. Being diabetic makes a […]

How to Stop Obesity on Children

Obesity has become a problem of people nowadays. It has been very rampant to the point that most of the children that I have met are already suffering obesity. Obesity has never become a good joke. In fact, people who have this seem to feel deprived about them. Aside from that, they feel inferior and […]

Diabetes: What You need to Know

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing […]

Starting them Young

Even as advances in technology continue to make our lives easier, our children are paying a higher price for all the convenience of eating fast food (read: instant and processed) while playing their favorite games on the computer without even breaking a sweat. Related terms:diabetes supplements endorsed by angaradr amorado santosdr gertrude santos manilasen angara […]