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Friday 30 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is the world’s most overweight country, according to a study published yesterday by a well-known medical journal, The Lancet.
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new report states that Tonga is the fourth most over-weight country in the world, and that Non-Communicable Diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms and diabetes are a leading cause of adult death, while data showed that 36 percent of Tongan boys and 54 percent of Tongan girls were over-weight or obese. Death rates in the most productive age groups are three times higher than in Australia and New Zealand
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Tuesday 25 June 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
Tonga’s Kau Mai netball campaign has attracted 55 teams who have registered in Vava’u since its launch there last Saturday 22 June, in a programme that tackles obesity in Tonga, where over 90 percent of the adult population are over-weight.
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Monday 19 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga does not have food insecurity or hunger but rather a problem of eating low-quality food, which causes a high rate of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity, Prince Tu’ipelehake said in opening a display of Tongan food on October 16 for International World Food Day.
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Wednesday 3 June 2009
Canberra, Australia
Better urban design of our cities and suburbs to encourage people to be active and a greater focus on teaching children the importance of healthy eating and exercise are key recommendations of the Australian House of Representative’’s Health Committee’s report “Weighing it up” released on June 1.
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