Posts tagged “obesity”

Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

November 7th, 2018
Health Secretary launches new preventative health plan to boost life expectancy

The Health Secretary has launched a new preventative health plan, which is designed to increase life expectancy. Matt Hancock is keen to switch the focus to prevention, rather than cure, and has introduced new guidelines to outline a long-term vision for the NHS. At the moment, he explained, the NHS spends ten times as much […]

New study recommends meal replacement programmes to tackle obesity crisis

October 2nd, 2018
New study recommends meal replacement programmes to tackle obesity crisis

A new study recommends meal replacement shakes and soups as treatments for obesity. The research paper, which has been published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that patients should be provided with meal replacement programmes, rather than healthy eating advice. University of Oxford researchers found that people who replace meals with low-calorie shakes and soups […]

New report suggests obesity will be the leading cause of cancer cases in women by 2043

September 25th, 2018
New report suggests obesity will be the leading cause of cancer cases in women by 2043

A new report suggests that obesity will be the most common cause of preventable cancer cases in women by the year 2043. Research conducted by Cancer Research UK claims that obesity will overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in females over the course of the next 25 years. At the moment, around […]

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 […]

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