Posts tagged “obesity”

Government set to banish checkout sweets as part of new obesity drive

June 26th, 2018
Government set to banish checkout sweets as part of new obesity drive

Image Editorial credit: photocritical / Shutterstock.com The Government is set to ban the promotion of sweets and fatty snacks at supermarket checkouts as part of a new drive to slash obesity rates. Under new guidelines, shops in England will be banned from displaying sweets and chocolate bars by tills, as the Department of Health launches […]

Smoothies and juices could be banned in Scottish schools as ministers try to tackle obesity crisis

June 5th, 2018
Smoothies and juices could be banned in Scottish schools as ministers try to tackle obesity crisis

Smoothies and juices could soon be banned in school canteens in Scotland, as ministers attempt to curb the obesity crisis. The government has unveiled measures to try and reduce the sugar content of school meals in a shift, which could also see schools banning sugary cereals and flavoured yoghurts A consultation on proposed measures, which […]

Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

March 27th, 2018
Research reveals an increase in weight-related cancer cases

New research suggests that there has been an increase in the number of cases of cancer that are related to carrying excess body weight. Cancer Research UK claims that the number of cases of cancer caused by smoking is falling, while those associated with obesity and being overweight are increasing. The charity found that 6.3 […]

Super-size chocolate bars to be banned in English hospital in obesity crackdown

October 17th, 2017
Super-size chocolate bars to be banned in English hospital in obesity crackdown

NHS England has confirmed that super-size chocolate bars will no longer be sold in hospitals in England as part of a bid to crack down on obesity. New plans, which have been approved by NHS England, mean that no bars and bags containing more than 250 calories will be sold in hospital shops, vending machines […]

New study links bedroom TVs to increased risk of childhood obesity

June 6th, 2017

A new study suggests that children who have a TV in their bedrooms have a greater chance of being overweight than those who don’t have a monitor in their rooms. Researchers from University College London discovered that girls, in particular, are more likely to have a high BMI if they have a television in their […]

MPs urge the government to ban multi-buy offers in a bid to cut childhood obesity

March 28th, 2017

MPs from the Health Select Committee have urged the government to ban multi-buy offers on unhealthy foods in a bid to reduce the number of obese children. The group believes that the government needs to do more to reduce rates of childhood obesity, which have been increasing steadily for years. A report by the committee […]

Public Health England issues warning over middle age health crisis

January 5th, 2017
Public Health England issues warning over middle age health crisis

Experts from Public Health England have issued a warning over a looming health crisis facing middle-aged people in the UK. Experts believe that a sedentary lifestyle, fast food and work-related stress are taking on their toll on people aged between 40 and 60 years old. The body has warned that eighty percent of middle-aged people […]

Study Suggests More People are Overweight Than Underweight Worldwide

April 1st, 2016
Study Suggests More People are Overweight Than Underweight Worldwide

A major study has suggested that more adults in the world are classified as obese than underweight. Published in The Lancet and led by researchers from Imperial College London, the study compared the body mass index of almost 20 million adult males and females between 1975 and 2014. It discovered that obesity has tripled in […]

Doctors call for sugar tax to tackle obesity crisis

July 15th, 2015
Doctors call for sugar tax to tackle obesity crisis

The British Medical Association has called for a 20% sugar tax to help combat the obesity crisis facing the UK. The BMA estimates that around 70,000 deaths occur prematurely each year due to poor diet and introducing a sugar tax could help to save thousands of lives. The organisation has also called for healthy foods, […]

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 […]

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