Category “Weight loss”

Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

November 12th, 2015
Should Letters to Parents be Scrapped in Favour of Other Anti-Obesity Measures?

Some leading health experts have suggested that ‘fat letters’, letters sent to parents to inform them that their child is overweight, should be scrapped in favour of more effective measures. Currently, the National Child Measurement Programme produces weight measurements for children when they start and finish primary school. When children are found to be overweight, […]

Smaller Portions Lead to Smaller Obesity Rates, Experts Say

September 15th, 2015
Smaller Portions Lead to Smaller Obesity Rates, Experts Say

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have called for smaller portion sizes in a bid to reduce rates of obesity. Researchers carried out a review of more than 60 studies and found that reducing portion size could make a major difference to rates of obesity in the future. The research team found that people are […]

UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

March 31st, 2015
UK Parents Struggle to Spot Signs of Obesity in Children

A study has suggested that parents in the UK are struggling to spot signs of obesity in their children. A study involving 2,976 UK families revealed that just four parents thought their child was overweight. The actual number, according to medical assessment, was 369. Writing in the British Journal of General Practice, researchers from the […]

Doctors Recommend the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Obesity

November 18th, 2014
Doctors Recommend the Mediterranean Diet to Fight Obesity

Leading doctors have suggested employing the Mediterranean diet as a means of fighting the national obesity problem. A group of doctors has recommended adopting the diet in favour of calorie counting as a long-term means of reducing rates of obesity and promoting healthy eating. In an article in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, a group of […]

Does Skipping Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

September 18th, 2014
Does Skipping Breakfast Help You Lose Weight?

With the world moving so fast these days, many people across the globe either skip breakfast or limit what they eat. However, it has been generally accepted by previous generations that eating a hearty breakfast can sustain you for the whole day till the evening meal. But some people think that by skipping breakfast,  they […]

12 Month Weight Loss Programme Transforms Young Man’s Life

August 28th, 2014
12 Month Weight Loss Programme Transforms Young Man’s Life

Tevante Clark, from North Carolina, weighed 28 stone at his peak weight. At just 19, he was unhappy with his size, to such an extent that he felt that he could no longer hang around with friends. In fact, over a period of 4 years, his circle of friends began to leave him out of […]

Strictly Star Leads the Way with the Rainbow Diet

July 21st, 2014
Strictly Star Leads the Way with the Rainbow Diet

Well known celebrity dancer from the popular BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing appears to have found the secret of losing weight. Erin Boag, partner of Anton du Beke, recently gave birth to a baby boy after undergoing an emergency Caesarian operation. However, Erin had put on 4 stone in weight during her pregnancy. While increases […]

Is Two Better Than One In The Fight For Fitness?

July 10th, 2014
Is Two Better Than One In The Fight For Fitness?

Losing weight can often be something of a lonely adventure. However, a father and daughter from the Wirral found that working as a team has helped them both to lose weight together. The daughter, Liz McGuiness, while an expert in weight loss – she works as a consultant for Slimming World – realised that helping […]

Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

June 9th, 2014
Singapore Health Authority to Target Schools

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore recently carried out a pilot health programme at 8 schools in the country to try and help students lose weight, stop smoking and to educate them on how to live healthier lifestyles. This programme has been a success and has in turn helped the HPB to make the […]

Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

June 5th, 2014
Weight Loss Surgery: Best Option For Diabetes Patients?

Although in many cases diabetes is a genetic condition, in some cases living an unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to the illness. Many diabetic individuals also suffer from obesity. Patients are given medication to control their blood sugar, statins to lower high cholesterol levels and dietary advice to help lose weight. However, recently, scientists have started […]

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