Posts Tagged ‘Obesity’

Obesity: Sugar content in fruit drinks marketed to kids “unacceptably high”

The sugar content of fruit drinks—including natural fruit juices and smoothies—is “unacceptably high,” with smoothies among the worst offenders, fi...

Sugar tax introduced in the Budget to tackle childhood obesity

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a sugar tax on the makers of soft drinks to help tackle childhood obesity. The £530m raised by the tax on the su...

Government must introduce range of measures on sugar to tackle obesity

Medical leaders are calling for the government to back public health recommendations on reducing the sugar content in foods and the promotion of sugary pro...

Unique data on health and wellbeing of young people reveals obesity time bomb

Young people - from birth to young adulthood - are generally leading healthier lives but a lack of exercise and obesity are growing concerns. It is the ...

WHO: three quarters of men overweight by 2030

Europe’s growing obesity crisis will see almost three-quarters of men and two-thirds of women in the UK being overweight in 15 years, health experts have...

Diabetes: Obesity may shorten life expectancy by up to 8 years

Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a ...

Weight loss surgery saving the NHS money

Bariatric surgeons are increasingly successful at helping people control their weight - even though they are operating on people who are getting heavier an...

Obesity: expansion of weight loss surgery in England proposed to tackle Type 2 Diabetes

An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. New draft guidelines from the National Institut...

Obesity: changes to taste and smell after weight loss surgery study finds

There are changes in appetite, taste and smell for patients who had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a study finds. A new study conducted by a ...

UK failing to get to grips with obesity crisis

The UK is struggling to make inroads into the obesity epidemic that is gripping the nation, with no progress on improving nutritional standards in schools,...

Let’s tackle a weighty problem head on

A flicker of annoyance creased my brows. Yes, there was no denying it, the mirror never lies - there's definitely more weight around my midriff than there ...