Posts tagged “obesity”

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 […]

Obesity Can Affect Knee Joints

September 26th, 2013
Obesity Can Affect Knee Joints

Research by American scientists has found that a 10% reduction in weight can have a remarkable impact on knee joints by easing the pressure they undergo. The scientists from Wake Forest University in North Carolina carried out what is described as an Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) study to determine the effects heavy […]

Proof That Exercise And Healthy Eating Do Help People To Lose Weight

April 8th, 2013
Proof That Exercise And Healthy Eating Do Help People To Lose Weight

Obesity in the UK is a growing problem, and while politicians and medical people argue as to its cause, one thing is clear it can be a major problem for the individuals concerned. However with a society which is based on how fast you can eat and work, increasing numbers of people are not taking […]

A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

December 10th, 2012
A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

People suffering from diabetes are often prone to weight problems or obesity in some cases. While medication is aimed at controlling blood-sugar levels, it can also have an inadvertent side effect of increasing the person’s weight. However, a new tablet developed for type 2 diabetics may be useful in helping people lose weight. It is […]

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