Tag Archives: Obesity

NHS advice BLAMED over countrywide obesity crisis

A trio of leading medics said guidelines that made bread, pasta and potatoes the base of the nation’s diet have had disastrous consequences for millions and created a time bomb for the NHS. They have called for an urgent review of dietary advice which was drawn up 35 years ago. Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, the Queen’s former doctor Sir Richard ...

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Obesity set to become leading cause of preventable cancer

Cancer Research UK said Britain needs to “act quickly” to combat the rising number of overweight people – and with smoking rates falling, obesity could be the largest cause of preventable cancers in just 15 to 20 years. Scientists called for communications regulator Ofcom to ban junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed and urged retailers to reduce fat and ...

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Child obesity: How children lost the war on weight

Being fat was once a sign of wealth but is now associated more with poverty as richer people tend to be slimmer, say researchers looking at child obesity from 1946. The end of wartime rationing saw children consuming more calories but they were slimmer and healthier on average than modern children. The relatively high price of healthy food in recent ...

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Obesity warning: Teens more at risk if they remember seeing a junk food advert every day

Cancer Research UK found the obesity risk doubled for teens who could recall seeing such campaigns on any advertising platform every day compared with those who could not remember seeing any in the last month. The charity said its survey, which took into account campaigns on television, billboards and social media, was the largest of its kind to make a ...

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NHS hospital becomes first to drop sugar from staff canteen in fight against obesity

Tameside Hospital has swapped all confectionery for healthier options and the only drinks available for staff and visitors are tea, coffee, milk and water. Vending machines will soon switch to selling only healthier options.  Tam Fry, Chair of the National Obesity Forum, yesterday welcomed the move which he called “trailblazing.” The ban follows calls fr… Daily Express :: Health Feed

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Obesity WARNING: Being overweight is MORE dangerous than previously thought – this is why

As Britain battles an obesity epidemic, scientists have found that the effects of being overweight have so far been underestimated. According to the new study, which analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, being obese radically increases the risks of early death. A team from the University of Br… Daily Express ...

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Heart attack deaths to rise as obesity EPIDEMIC takes hold of UK

Falls in cardiovascular deaths over the past 50 years are threatened as dietary “indiscretions” and physical inactivity drive a rising tide of obesity and diabetes. A new study showed that the UK now has some of the highest levels of obesity in Europe, and this could lead to an increase in deaths from cardiovascular diseases. The researchers said the UK ...

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