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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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Diet for weight loss: Adding more of THIS 49p spice to food could PREVENT obesity

Adding more cinnamon to our diet could reduce the risk of obesity, according to scientists at the University of Michigan. The festive spice contains an essential oil – cinnamaldehyde – which forces fat cells to start burning energy. Fat usually stores all of its energy, which could lead to weight gain. But, the researchers said cinnamon could be a solution ...

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Apple cider vinegar for weight loss: It won’t PREVENT obesity unless you do THIS

Apple cider vinegar has become popular in recent years for a multitude of benefits – from helping control diabetes to heart disease prevention. Fans include Jennifer Aniston, who consumes it every morning alongside her vitamins. Its ability to aid weight loss, however, is perhaps the principal reason for its passionate following. However, it can only help you slim down – ...

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Food component that reduces hunger may hold key in fight against obesity

Phenylalanine – a component of dietary protein – reduces food intake by affecting the release of appetite-regulating hormones in the gut, research shows.  Experts believe that it may be the reason why diets that involve eating a lot of protein can be successful at promoting weight loss.  However, high-protein diets such as Atkins and Dukan can be hard to maintain ...

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How Obesity Promotes Breast Cancer

Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM), and Heidelberg University Hospital report on this in ‘Cell Metabolism’. The team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an antibody treatment. 3D spheroid ...

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Childhood obesity warning: Number of overweight children on the RISE, shock numbers show

Shocking statistics released yesterday suggest little progress is being made to tackle the epidemic with one in four children in reception year also obese. The figures, published by NHS Digital, come from the National Child Measurement Programme which measures the height and weight of more than one million children in England annually. Obesity prevalence was higher for boys in both ...

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Could on-and-off fasting help prevent obesity?

TORONTO – How often you eat may be as important as how much you eat, reveals a new study led by scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Researchers examined the effect of an intermittent-fasting regimen, without restricting caloric intake, in mice. They found that an ‘on-and-off’ fasting regimen not only prevented obesity in mice, but also improved metabolism ...

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