Category “Obesity”

England’s chief medical officer calls for a ban on snacking on public transport

October 15th, 2019
England’s chief medical officer calls for a ban on snacking on public transport

England’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, has called for a ban on snacking on public transport in a bid to tackle rising rates of obesity.  In her final report, Prof Dame Davies suggested that the government needs to introduce more stringent measures to hit obesity targets. In addition to prohibiting snacking on public […]

New study finds that carrying leg fat is less harmful than belly fat in postmenopausal women

July 2nd, 2019
New study finds that carrying leg fat is less harmful than belly fat in postmenopausal women

A new study has suggested that carrying leg fat is less harmful than belly fat for postmenopausal women. Researchers in the US discovered that women who had excessive fat around their tummies had a higher risk of heart disease and strokes than those who carried fat on their hips and thighs. Furthermore, the study suggested […]

New study highlights the implications of obesity in the UK

April 30th, 2019
New study highlights the implications of obesity in the UK

A new study, which involved 2.8 million people in the UK, has highlighted the implications of obesity. Researchers discovered that people with a BMI of 30-35 had a 70% higher risk of developing heart disease than those with a healthy BMI of 18-25. Even those with a slightly high BMI were up to 50% more […]

MP Tom Watson urges McDonald’s to scrap popular Monopoly campaign

March 19th, 2019
MP Tom Watson urges McDonald’s to scrap popular Monopoly campaign

Labour MP, Tom Watson, has urged fast food giant, McDonald’s to scrap its hugely popular Monopoly campaign. The campaign, which provides customers with stickers from the Monopoly board in exchange for prizes and freebies, is an annual competition, which has proven a massive hit since its inception. Customers are encouraged to collect different sets of […]

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