Posts Tagged ‘Obesity’

NHS England targets super-sized chocolate bars in hospitals as part of battle against obesity

Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves to help tackle obesity. NHS Englan...

Ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity since 1975

Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 ...

BMA manifesto: Why politicians must take urgent action on public health crisis

Doctors’ leaders are warning that the UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership on improving the nation’s health ris...

Public health in crisis and next government must take urgent action

The UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership and budget cuts threatening the sustainability of the NHS. This is the ...

Retailers in hospitals will have to limit proportion of sugary drinks they sell by next April

NHS England has asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit sugary drinks to no more than 10% of the total beverages they sell by next April. WHS...

Sugar tax on soft drinks to be introduced in April 2018 to combat rising obesity

Sugar-filled soft drinks will see a tax hike in April 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced, in an attempt to combat rising levels of obesity. ...

Government plans to prevent child obesity are “severely limited”, argue experts

The action plan to significantly reduce childhood obesity is "severely limited", argue a team of experts. Writing in the BMJ, they say the government m...

NHS England proposes hospital ban on sugar-sweetened drinks

NHS England is proposing to ban sugar-sweetened drinks from hospital vending machines and restaurants, in a dramatic attempt to curb obesity that goes beyo...

Decision to deny surgery to obese patients is like ‘racial discrimination’

The decision by an NHS body to restrict obese patients’ access to elective surgery until they lose weight is comparable with racial or religious discrimi...

Doctors disappointed by the government’s new Childhood Obesity Plan

Leading doctors, former health ministers and campaigning celebrities have criticised the government's "weak plan" to tackle childhood obesity. The gover...

“Government must introduce a comprehensive and bold childhood obesity strategy”

Recent research by consumer watchdog Which? has called on retailers to do more to tackle obesity. Analysing data on the number of promotions across majo...