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Author: Julia Belluz
Source: VOX
Date: June 19,2017

Link: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/6/19/15819808/obesity-global-epidemic

Obesity now kills more people worldwide than car crashes, terror attacks, and Alzheimer's combined

Look around you, and it’s not hard to see how serious the problem of obesity has become in America. People here are now bigger, and suffering from more obesity-related diseases, than ever before — prompting cities across the country to desperately try to fight back with measures like soda taxes and calorie labels.Travel beyond the US borders, though, and you’ll see the same problem elsewhere: Obesity is now a growing phenomenon in just about.....

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Source: PubMed Health
Date: June 15, 2017

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2017-06-15-obese-mums-more-likely-to-give-birth-to-babies-with-birth-defects/

Obese mums more likely to give birth to babies with birth defects

"Women who are obese when they conceive are more likely to have a baby with serious birth defects," The Guardian reports.Swedish researchers looked at more than a million health records and found a link between excess body mass index (BMI) and the risk of a child being born with birth defects.The researchers found there was a sliding scale of risk: the heavier the mother, the higher the risk.Very obese women (women with a BMI of 40 or more) were 37% more likely.........

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Source: News Medical
Date: June 14, 2017

Link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20170614/Higher-BMI-abdominal-obesity-and-body-fat-linked-to-greater-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-women.aspx

Higher BMI, abdominal obesity and body fat linked to greater risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women

The results of a population study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2017 showed that, in women, being overweight or obese, as defined by body mass index (BMI ), abdominal obesity and a higher body fat percentage was associated with a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).However, there was no clear association between the risk of RA and the........

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Author: Jonathan Lapook
Source: CBS News
Date: June 12, 2017

Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/one-in-10-people-on-earth-13-percent-of-u-s-children-are-obese-report-finds/

1 in 10 people on Earth is obese, report finds

When 31-year-old Carlos Lazos left the Army Reserve, it didn't take long for him to gain 70 pounds."Started eating more fried, more fried food, a lot of fried foods," he said.His lifestyle as a long-distance truck driver was putting him on the road to diabetes. He's now dieting and exercising, but his experience is shared by millions.A report that the New England Journal of Medicine released Monday found that.......

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Author: Leeds Becket University
Source: Science Daily
Date: June 6, 2017

Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606090942.htm

Waist-to-height ratio more accurate than BMI in identifying obesity, new study shows

Calculating a person's waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, a new study by Leeds Beckett University shows.The research, published in the latest edition.........

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Author: University of Surrey
Source:
 Science Daily

Date: May 30, 2017

Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170530082208.htm

Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study in the journal Obesity Reviews reveals.

Examining data collected from over 300,000 participants across 18 studies, researchers from the University of Surrey identified increased arterial damage and enhanced likelihood of pre diabetes in participants who were obese in childhood. The damage, an increased thickness of........

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Author: Laura Donnelly
Source: The Telegraph
Date: May 19, 2017

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/19/mediterranean-style-diet-can-halve-risk-obesity-half-new-study/

Mediterranean-style diet 'can cut risk of obesity by a half'

A mediterranean-style diet could cut the risk of obesity by almost half according to a major new study.
The research on 16,000 people found a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and olive oil cut the chance of becoming dangerously overweight by 43 per cent.
Eating a Mediterranean diet has long been linked to better heart health.
But until now, it is unclear whether it could help prevent weight gain.
The new research carried out by the University of Navarra, and Carlos III Institute of Health in Spain, tracked participants for.......

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Author: Mark Chandler
Source: MSN News
Date: May 18, 2017

Link: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/swapping-a-beer-for-a-glass-of-water-each-day-cuts-obesity-risk/ar-BBBfPs3

Swapping a beer for a glass of water each day 'cuts obesity risk'

Swapping a daily beer for a glass of water cuts the risk of obesity by a fifth and helps people lose weight, research suggests.
Replacing a glass of sugary soft drink with water can also cut the chance of obesity by 15 per cent, a study found.
The new research, presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal, analysed data from 15,765 adults who.......

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Author: Sarah Boseley
Source: The Guardian
Date: May 17, 2017

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/17/obesity-health-no-such-thing-as-fat-but-fit-major-study

No such thing as 'fat but fit', major study finds

People who are obese run an increased risk of heart failure and stroke even if they appear healthy, without the obvious warning signs such as high blood pressure or diabetes, according to a major new study.
The findings, presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Porto, Portugal, may be the final death knell for the claim that it is possible to be obese but........

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Source: BBC News Scotland
Date: May 16, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39927161

Obesity caused 5,000 bowel cancer cases over 10 years, says charity

Almost 5,000 cases of bowel cancer in Scotland over the last decade have been caused by obesity, according to a leading charity.
The findings have been described by Cancer Research UK as a "huge worry".
The charity has called for restrictions on........

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Author: Olivia Rudgard
Source: The Telegraph
Date: May 15, 2017

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/15/fizzy-water-could-cause-obesity-encouraging-eat/

Fizzy water could cause obesity by encouraging you to eat more

Fizzy water could be a cause of obesity, according to a new study.
Academics at Birzeit University in the Palestinian West Bank found that rats who were given fizzy drinks including zero-calorie versions put on weight, while those who drank flat liquid did not.
They said that the carbon dioxide in the drinks encouraged the rats to eat.........

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Author: Alexandra Thompson
Source: Mail Online
Date: May 12, 2017

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4499448/Depression-raises-risk-obesity-49.html


Depression raises the risk of obesity by up to 49% and heart disease by up to 57%, study reveals

• Mild depressive symptoms, such as low energy, raises obesity's risk by up to 36%
• The link was thought to be due to depression sufferers having unhealthy habits
• Yet, blood samples revealed a marker raises inflammation in depressed people
• Excessive inflammation is a known risk factor for both obesity and heart disease
• How this inflammation is associated with symptoms of depression is less clear

Suffering depressive symptoms raises your risk of obesity by up to.........

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Author: Catherine Paddock PhD
Source: Medical News Today
Date: May 12, 2017

Link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317442.php

Experts define obesity as a disease

In a consensus statement published in the journal Obesity Reviews, experts from the World Obesity Federation make the case for defining obesity as a disease process. They argue that, by recognizing the primary agent as food rather than an infectious microbe, it fits a widely-accepted model of disease.
In their paper, Dr. G.A. Bray, from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and colleagues explain how.......

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Source: BBC News
Date: May 11, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39859428

New ambulances rolled out for obese patients

Ambulance services across England have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to ensure vehicles can cope with a growing number of obese patients.
Bariatric ambulances are specially-designed and equipped in response to a 10-fold spike in hospital visits linked to obesity in the past decade.
The number of admissions has increased from 52,000 in 2006 to.........

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Author: Laura Donnelly/Steven Swinford
Source: The Telegraph
Date: December 5, 2016

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/05/one-three-people-claiming-sickness-benefits-have-conditions/

One in three people claiming sickness benefits have conditions which are fuelled by obesity

One in three people claiming benefits because they are too sick to work have conditions which are fuelled by obesity, a government review has found.
The report for the Department of Work and Pensions says obese people on benefits should be forced to attend sessions with a health advisor, in order to get more claimants back into work.
Job centres should refer those with a weight problem to.........

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Author: Claire Maldarelli
Source: Popular Science
Date: September 22, 2016

Link: http://www.popsci.com/obesity-might-not-have-evolved-to-protect-us-from-starvation

Obesity might not have evolved to protect us from starvation

Obesity now affects more than 600 million people worldwide and is increasingly becoming a serious public health problem. But despite this, we still don’t completely understand what causes people to become obese. Scientists know it’s an interaction between our..............

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Author: Nicola Davis
Source: The Guardian
Date: September 20, 2016

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/20/obesity-gene-weight-loss-gain-study-diet

Obesity gene no barrier to weight loss, study shows

People with a gene linked to weight gain are just as likely to benefit from weight loss programmes as those without, researchers have discovered.
The findings suggest diet, exercise and drug-based approaches to losing weight can be widely beneficial, even if some people may have a greater risk of piling on the pounds due to their genetics. In short, your DNA is not............

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Source: Department of Health
Date: September 20, 2016

Link: https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/news/oneill-shows-her-departments-continued-commitment-tackling-obesity

O’Neill shows her Department’s continued commitment to tackling obesity

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has shown her commitment to tackling the prevalence of overweight and obesity following the online publication of the latest progress report for the current obesity prevention framework "A Fitter Future for All". The report highlights the actions undertaken to deliver on the...............

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Author: Ben Spencer
Source: Mail Online
Date: August 25, 2016

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3756698/The-big-fat-cancer-curse-Scientists-link-obesity-THIRTEEN-types-disease-including-ovaries-stomach-liver.html

The big fat cancer curse: Scientists link obesity to THIRTEEN types of disease including the ovaries, stomach and liver

• Obese people more likely to have tumours in their stomach and pancreas
• Gall bladder, ovary, thyroid and blood cancer also linked to excess weight
• Higher chance of developing liver cancer and a type of brain tumour
• Fat leads to overproduction of hormones which drive cancer growth
• Experts say a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of cancer

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Source: Diabetes UK
Date: August 18, 2016

Link: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News/Diabetes-UK-disappointed-by-new-Government-plan-to-curb-childhood-obesity1/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=news

Diabetes UK “utterly disappointed” by new Government plan to curb childhood obesity

Diabetes UK has called the publication of the Government’s long-awaited childhood obesity plan an “utter disappointment” that falls short of what is needed to tackle the obesity crisis and, in turn, halt the rising tide of............

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Author: Amanda Devlin
Source: The Sun
Date: August 9, 2016

Link: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1571117/brits-under-report-their-calorie-intake-harming-the-fight-against-against-obesity/

BIG FAT LIE Brits ‘under-report’ their calorie intake harming the fight against obesity

BRITS are telling porky pies when it comes to reporting their daily calorie consumption – potentially misleading officials who are fighting against obesity.
A report by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) revealed people eat 3,000 calories in comparison to the 2,000 cited in official surveys.

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Author: Honor Whiteman
Source: Medical News Today
Date: August 4, 2016

Link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312113.php

Brain aging accelerated by 10 years with midlife overweight, obesity

Published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, the study revealed that middle-aged adults who were overweight had reduced white matter volume in the brain, compared with their lean counterparts.
The research team - including senior author Prof. Paul Fletcher of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge - says this reduction in white matter represents around a decade of brain aging.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the rate of.................

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Author: Henry Bodkin
Source: BBC News
Date: July 20, 2016

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/20/anger-after-key-plan-to-tackle-childhood-obesity-delayed-again/

Anger after key plan to tackle childhood obesity delayed again

Theresa May will delay publishing the Government’s long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy until the autumn, despite pleas from the head of the NHS to act to protect the most vulnerable children in society.
On Tuesday NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens called for the plan to be unveiled, saying the obesity crisis costs the taxpayer more than...............

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Source: BBC News
Date: July 18, 2016

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577

Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort'

Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity.
Local Government Association figures show that councils will have spent £505m by 2017 on fighting obesity.
Councils use the money to measure children's weight at primary school, help people lose weight and offer free or..............

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Author: Lizzie Parry
Source: Mail Online
Date: June 20, 2016

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3651182/How-traffic-light-signals-help-fight-obesity-Red-amber-green-warnings-menus-slash-number-calories-person-consumes-10.html

How traffic-light signals could help fight obesity: Red, amber and green warnings on menus 'slash the number of calories a person consumes by 10%

• Red, amber and green warning signs on menus helps encourage healthy eating, new study has revealed
• Helped people consume 10% fewer calories, according to scientists
• System particularly effective with obese and those who struggle at maths

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Source: Cancer Research UK
Date: June 20, 2016

Link: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2016-06-20-being-obese-or-overweight-could-cause-76-million-cases-of-disease-by-2035

Being obese or overweight could cause 7.6 million cases of disease by 2035

More than 7.6 million new cases of disease linked to being overweight or obese could be diagnosed in the UK during the next 20 years*, according to the Obesity Health Alliance.
"Without bold action, the next generation will face more disease and live shorter lives." - Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK
If the worrying trend in obesity continues, around 40 million adults in the UK could be overweight or obese by 2035**, with 45 percent of adults in........

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Author: Madlen Davies
Source: Mail Online
Date: June 18, 2016

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3639441/The-Government-s-carb-heavy-healthy-eating-guide-CAUSING-obesity-type-2-diabetes-nutritionist-claims.html

The Government's carb-heavy healthy eating guide could be CAUSING obesity and type 2 diabetes, nutritionist claims

• EatWell guide was updated in March and advised people to base their meals on bread, rice, pasta and potatoes
• Recommended people eat more fruit and vegetables and oils and spreads but half as many dairy products
• Dr Zoe Harcombe, of the University of West of Scotland, says the advice in the guide lacks evidence and is untested
• Criticised Public Health England for allowing members of the food industry to create the graphic for the Eatwell plate
• PHE: Nutritional information was created by experts and it would be 'irresponsible' not to involve the food industry

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Source: News Medical
Date: June 17, 2016

Link: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160617/Mothers-obesity-can-impair-health-of-future-generations.aspx

Mother's obesity can impair health of future generations

New research suggests that mothers who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets can predispose multiple generations to metabolic problems, even if their offspring consume healthy diets.
While other studies have linked a woman's health in pregnancy to her child's weight later in life, a mouse study at Washington University School of Medicine in........

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Author: Laura Hughes
Source: The Telegraph
Date: June 7, 2016

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/07/more-spent-on-treating-obesity-related-conditions-than-on-the-po/

More spent on treating obesity-related conditions than on the police or fire service, says NHS Chief

British taxpayers are spending more on treating obesity-related conditions than on the police or fire service, the head of the National Health Service has admitted.
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said that around 40 per cent of the NHS's workload is related to "modifiable health risk factors", such as excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and.........

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Author: James Gallagher
Source: BBC News
Date: June 6, 2016

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36455818

Major weight-loss cancer trial starting

The first major trial to see if losing weight reduces the risk of cancers coming back is about to start in the US and Canada.
Researchers believe achieving a healthier weight could cut the risk by a fifth in breast cancer. Around 3,200 women will take part, with half of them shifting a tenth of their body weight.
Experts said the trials were vital as it was still unclear if........

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Author: Press Association
Source: The Guardian
Date: June 3, 2016

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/03/anti-obesity-campaigners-resign-over-low-fat-diet-report

Anti-obesity campaigners resign over low-fat diet report

Two leading figures in Britain’s leading anti-obesity campaign have resigned after it published a report which suggested that urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”.
The National Obesity Forum’s clinical director, Dr Matt Capehorn, and Sangeeta Agnihotri, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, quit the NOF board as a result of......

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Source: NDTV Food
Date: May 30, 2016

Link: http://food.ndtv.com/health/obese-young-adults-at-high-risk-of-kidney-disease-1413430

Obese Young Adults at High Risk of Kidney Disease

If you think those extra kilos or that stubborn belly fat is just sabotaging your good looks, think again. Obesity has now been long associated with one of the primary causes of lifestyle diseases. A new study now links abdominal obesity with kidneys issues. According to the study young obese adults are at a heightened risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), yet majority are unaware of........

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Author: Denis Campbell
Source: The Guardian
Date: May 28, 2016

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/28/national-obesity-forum-advice-fat-dangerous

National Obesity Forum faces backlash over ‘dangerous’ diet advice

Britain’s leading anti-obesity campaign group is in turmoil after its controversial new dietary advice provoked serious infighting and threats by leading doctors to shun it over its “misleading” views.

Privately, the National Obesity Forum (NOF) is in disarray over recommendations last week that people should eat more fat...........

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Author: Henry Bodkin
Source: The Telegraph
Date: May 23, 2016

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/23/scientists-at-war-over-controversial-eat-fat-to-get-thin-obesity/

Scientists at war over controversial 'eat fat to get thin' obesity report

A row has broken out in the scientific community after the authors of a controversial report that challenges Government dietary advice accused critics of taking money from the food industry.

The National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration, which published the document, said the nutritional “establishment” was “stuck in the dark ages” and that senior academics had been..........

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Author: Press Association
Source: Mail Online
Date: April 28, 2016

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3563514/Record-440-000-hospital-admissions-obesity-2014-15.html

Record 440,000 hospital admissions due to obesity in 2014/15

There are now more hospital admissions than ever before due to obesity, according to a new report.
There were 440,288 admissions to England's hospitals in 2014/15 where obesity was the main reason for a person being admitted or was a secondary factor.
The figure is the highest on record and is more than 10 times higher than

 

Author: Ben Schiller
Source: Co Exist
Date: April 13, 2016

Link: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3057400/see-the-many-ways-hospitals-are-redesigning-in-response-to-the-obesity-epidemic

See The Many Ways Hospitals Are Redesigning In Response To The Obesity Epidemic

From wider MRI machine openings to larger wheelchairs, hospitals are struggling to make themselves ready to care for an increasingly obese patient population.

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Author: Ross Clark
Source: The Express
Date: April 11, 2016

Link: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/659886/Health-tsar-claims-obesity-not-our-fault

We are NOT to blame for being OBESE, claims health expert

I don’t know exactly what qualifies as a "superhuman effort" but when I hear that phrase I tend to picture someone who has dived into a freezing lake to save a child or lifted a heavy car off a crushed cyclist. I don't think of someone who refuses.....

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Author: Joel Snape
Source: The Telegraph
Date: April 8, 2016

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/telling-people-to-go-running-is-not-the-answer-to-our-obesity-cr/

Telling people to go running is not the answer to our obesity crisis

Ever suffered the indignity of running for a bus, only to affect nonchalance once you’re aboard so the other passengers won’t see you wheezing down the aisle?
You’re not alone. According to the British Heart Foundation, two-fifths of men have admitted that they’d get out of breath chasing their local Routemaster. This actually seems low: if you aren’t panting at least........

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Author: Jennifer Hackett
Source: Scientific American
Date: April 7, 2016

Link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/obesity-trends-in-the-u-s-reflect-a-global-epidemic/

Obesity Trends in the U.S. Reflect a Global Epidemic

Over the past 40 years the world’s population has gotten about 1.5 kilograms heavier each year, leading to an obesity epidemic. According to a study published in The Lancet, there are now…

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Author: Madlen Davies
Source: Mail Online
Date: April 7, 2016

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3526296/World-facing-unrelenting-march-diabetes-Soaring-obesity-sees-number-people-deadly-disease-QUADRUPLE-422-million-35-years.html

World is facing 'unrelenting march' of diabetes: Soaring obesity sees number of people with the deadly disease QUADRUPLE to 422 million in 35 years

• WHO report is the most comprehensive estimate of worldwide diabetes
• 1 in 11 adults now suffers from diabetes due to soaring obesity rates
• High blood sugar kills 3.7m people a year, with 43% dying before age 70
• There is no country in the world where diabetes rates have not increased

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Author: Denis Campbell
Source: The Guardian
Date: March 22, 2016

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/22/obesity-smoking-action-sugar-tax

Obesity is the new smoking. So let’s treat it as such

Budget day rarely brings huge victories for public health like last week’s bombshell – a sugar tax on fizzy drinks. The myriad medical, public health, children’s and anti-obesity organisations that have campaigned so long for just such a levy were entitled to their euphoria. “This is a moment to celebrate”, said the Obesity Health Alliance, capturing the mood. They fell over themselves to praise George Osborne for being so.......

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Source: The Irish Times
Date: March 16, 2016

Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/sugar-tax-on-soft-drinks-reveals-british-hard-line-on-obesity-1.2575654

Sugar tax on soft drinks reveals British hard line on obesity

A sugar levy on soft drinks in Britain will be introduced in two years’ time to tackle a growing obesity crisis, chancellor George Osborne said in a surprise budget announcement on Wednesday.
The proposed tax delighted health campaigners but angered drink makers. Just months after the government ruled out a sugar tax, Osborne said......

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Source: Diets and Calories
Date: March 7, 2016

Link: http://www.dietsandcalories.com/2016/03/portion-distortion-big-plates-blamed.html

Portion Distortion - Big Plates Blamed for Obesity

Research shows that our portion size is 50% bigger than it was just 20 years ago! A scary statistic in its own right. Scarier when you think about the size of an average plateful in 2036. But be honest, which one of these is you? Do you pile your plate high – or go for modest helpings? Clear your plate.......

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Author: Ian Sample
Source: The Guardian
Date: February 22, 2016

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/22/small-weight-loss-brings-big-health-benefits-for-obese-patients

Small weight loss brings big health benefits for obese patients

Even small reductions in bodyweight can have a profound impact on the health of obese people and their risk of future disease, researchers say. A study of 40 obese men and women aged 32 to 56 found that losing just 5% of their weight led to substantial improvements in health through the better control of..... 

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Source: MyInforms.com
Date: February 19, 2016

Link: http://myinforms.com/en/a/24822380-sugary-drink-obesity-claims-slammed-by-industry/

Sugary drink obesity claims slammed by industry

The soft drink industry has slammed claims that a 20% tax on sugary drinks would cut UK obesity rates by 5% within nine years – resulting in 3.7M fewer obese people.Levying such a tax would also save the National Health Service (NHS) about £10M in healthcare......

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Author: Mike Coupe
Source: Telegraph
Date: February 19, 2016

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12165551/Theres-no-silver-bullet-in-the-fight-against-obesity.html

There’s no silver bullet in the fight against obesity

Helping children to live healthier lives is crucial, but a tax on sugar alone will not solve the problem.
Concerns about rising levels of obesity, particularly among our children, are well founded. One in 10 children enters primary school obese, rising to one in five children as they leave primary school. Treating obesity-related illnesses puts huge strain on our NHS – costing......

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Author: James Gallagher
Source: BBC News
Date: February 19, 2016

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35604314

Sugary drinks tax 'would stop millions becoming obese'

A 20% tax on sugary drinks in the UK would prevent 3.7 million people becoming obese over the next decade, a report predicts.Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum worked out the likely impact of the tax on eating habits and, ultimately, the nation's waistlines. Their report said such a tax would also save the NHS £10m a year by 2025. The government is considering the measure, but.....

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Author: Nancy Bazilchuk
Source: Science Nordic
Date: February 16, 2016

Link: http://sciencenordic.com/couch-potato-habits-don%E2%80%99t-explain-obesity-epidemic

Couch potato habits don’t explain obesity epidemic

Most of the developing world is getting fatter, with a noteworthy uptick in BMI, the scale that researchers use to measure obesity, in 1980.But despite the clear evidence that people are gaining weight, researchers still can’t say exactly why. A popular hypothesis is that.....

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Author: Ryan Masters
Source: World Health
Date: February 12, 2016

Link: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/obesitys-death-rate-may-be-much-larger-previously-/

Obesity’s Death Rate Was Highly Underestimated

Obesity accounts for 18 percent of deaths among Americans between the ages of 40 and 85, according to research from the American Journal of Public Health. Earlier counts had established obesity-related deaths at only 5 percent of all U.S. mortalities. "This was more than a tripling of the previous estimate," said study author Ryan Masters, who conducted the study as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, in New York City. "Obesity has dramatically worse health consequences than some recent......Read More

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Author: Lisa Rapaport
Source: Reuters
Date: February 8, 2016

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-obesity-kidney-disease-idUSKCN0VH247

More evidence there may be no such thing as ‘fat and fit’

Obese people have an increased risk of kidney disease even when they don’t have health problems like high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar that can impair renal function, a large Korean study suggests. In otherwise healthy individuals, obesity was linked to 6.7 more cases of kidney disease for every 1,000 people over five years than occurred among normal-weight patients. Being overweight was associated with......Read More

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Author: Mark Leftly
Source: Independent
Date: February 6, 2016

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/obesity-government-strategy-to-combat-britains-weight-crisis-a-mistake-says-former-obesity-tsar-a6858101.html

Obesity: Government strategy to combat Britain's weight crisis 'a mistake', says former obesity tsar

David Cameron’s former obesity tsar has slammed the Government’s forthcoming strategy to tackle Britain’s weight crisis as a “mistake”. Dr Susan Jebb told The Independent on Sunday that the Department of Health is wrong to focus only on children to address the problem that two-thirds of adults are overweight. She believes improving the attitude of.......Read More

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Author: Mark Reynolds
Source: Express
Date: January 27, 2016

Link: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/638627/Government-cut-cost-fruit-and-veg-war-on-obesity

Government told 'cut cost of fruit and veg to help war on obesity'

The call came after a study showed fruit and veg contain compounds which help curb weight gain as we age. Increasing the amount we eat could even lead to weight loss for some people, the research reported. But campaigners say that “cheap junk food” has made fruit seem too expensive. The crucial compounds are flavonoids, found in a wide range........Read More

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Author: Ben Bold, Shona Ghosh
Source: Marketing
Date: January 4, 2016

Link: http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/article/1377794/change4life-launches-first-sugar-tracking-app-5m-sugar-smart-campaign

Change4Life launches first sugar tracking app for £5m 'Sugar smart' campaign

Public Health England (PHE) has created an app that allows parents to monitor the sugar intake of their children, after finding most four-to-10-year-olds consume 22kg of sugar a year - the weight of an average five-year-old.
The 'Sugar smart' campaign comes alongside other PHE initiatives like.........Read More

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Source: The Nation
Date: January 26, 2016

Link: http://nation.com.pk/snippets/26-Jan-2016/child-obesity-a-nightmare-in-developing-world

Child obesity a nightmare in developing world

Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and has become an “exploding nightmare” in the developing world, including in Africa, where the number of obese children has nearly doubled since 1990, a WHO commission said Monday. The authors of the report from the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity stressed that the epidemic has historically not been treated as.........Read More

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Author: Denis Campbell, Paul Johnson
Source: Food Democracy Now
Date: January 18, 2016

Link: http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2016/jan/18-2

NHS Chief to Introduce Sugar Tax in Hospitals to Tackle UK Obesity Crisis

Hospitals across England will start charging more for high-sugar drinks and snacks sold in their cafes and vending machines in an effort to........Read More

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Author: Stephen Morrison
Source: BMJ Blogs 
Date: January 14, 2016 

Link: http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2016/01/14/its-national-obesity-awareness-week-and-now-more-than-ever-we-need-action/

It’s National Obesity Awareness Week, now more than ever we need action.

Now more than ever, we need action to prevent the growing trend in obesity and inactivity. Consider this as we encourage you and your peers to sign up for the UK's National Obesity Forum's JanUary campaign.
Solutions put forward over ten years ago, are still being called for in new reports. How many reports have to be submitted and how many groups of experts have to......Read More

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Author: Lisa Chedekel – Boston University
Source: Futurity
Date: January 14, 2016

Link: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)00091-X/fulltext

Obesity: we need to move beyond sugar

In January, discussions about diet, food, and obesity usually dominate the media. This year is no exception. New figures released last week by Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK underline the current, and likely future, effect of the obesity epidemic. Around 700 000 new cancers caused by being overweight or obese are predicted by 2035. And the estimated number of people living with diabetes worldwide has topped.......Read More

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Author: Lisa Chedekel – Boston University
Source: Futurity
Date: January 14, 2016

Link: http://www.futurity.org/obesity-mortality-research-1090672-2/

Is Obesity More Deadly Than Science Suggests?

Experts say prior studies that examined the link between obesity and death are flawed because they rely on one-time measures of body mass index (BMI) that obscure the effects of weight change over time.
Studies that fail to distinguish between people who never exceeded normal weight and people of normal weight who were......Read More

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Author: Peter Walker
Source: Medscape
Date: January 7, 2016

Link: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/856887

Obesity 'Will Fuel Surge in Cancers'

Expected increases in the number of people overweight or obese in the UK could lead to almost 670,000 extra cases of cancer, according to a new report.
The study by Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum also predicts millions of new.......Read More

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Author: Peter Walker
Source: The Guardian
Date: January 7, 2016

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/07/obesity-could-lead-to-700000-more-cancer-cases-in-next-20-years

Obesity could lead to 700,000 more cancer cases in next 20 years

The growing incidence of obesity in the UK could see more than 700,000 new cases of cancer associated with excess weight over the next two decades, according to a report by health campaign groups.
The study, published by Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum, predicts that if current trends are........Read More

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Author: Adam Aspinal
Source: Mirror
Date: January 1, 2016

Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alcohol-link-obesity-5-pints-7104041

Alcohol link to obesity as 5 pints has same calories as 3 BURGERS

Alcoholic drinks should display calorie counts to help fight the obesity epidemic, say local councillors
Although the link between booze and cancer is known, people are ignorant that drink can make them fat, according to the Local Government Association.
Drinking five pints of beer at 4 per cent strength over 24 hours is the equivalent of eating more than three burgers, which would take 90 minutes to…Read More

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Author: Lisa Ryan
Source: Mail Online
Date: December 30, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3379280/Could-mark-end-BMI-New-obesity-measure-better-predicting-risk-early-death-accounting-body-shape-not-just-height-weight.html

Could this mark the end of BMI? New obesity measure 'is better at predicting risk of early death - accounting for body shape, not just height and weight'

Body mass index (BMI) is the most common measurement of obesity
It divides a person's weight by their height - but has 'serious problems'
Study found it doesn't account for different body shapes and sizes
So, scientists developed a more accurate measurement of obesity
The surface-based body shape index (SBSI) looks at four aspects
Measures the body surface, trunk circumference, height and waist......Read More

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Author: Honor Whiteman
Source: Medical News Today
Date: December 22, 2015

Link: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/304362.php

Health effects of obesity not offset by aerobic fitness, study finds

Obesity increases the risk of a number of serious health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and with obesity affecting more than a third of American adults, it has become a major public health concern.
One of the main contributors to overweight and obesity is lack of physical activity; individuals who are physically inactive do not.....Read More

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Author: Sarah Varney
Source: The New York Times
Date: December 14, 2015

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/15/health/rising-obesity-rates-put-strain-on-nursing-homes.html?_r=0

Rising Obesity Rates Put Strain on Nursing Homes

RED BAY, Ala. — At 72, her gray hair closely shorn, her days occupied by sewing and television, Wanda Chism seems every bit a typical nursing home patient — but for her size. Ms. Chism is severely obese, unable to leave her bed without a mechanical lift and a team of nurses. She has not walked in years. Her life is circumscribed by the walls of her room. Obesity is redrawing the common imagery of old age: The slight nursing home resident is giving way to the obese senior, hampered by.....Read More

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Author: Joan Smith
Source: Independent
Date: December 12, 2015

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ridicule-won-t-avert-the-threat-of-obesity-a6771026.html

Dismiss it as the 'nanny state' all you want, but obesity really is a national emergency - especially for women

Obesity is as dangerous as terrorism: it’s an extraordinary claim, as a number of news reports rushed to point out. Did the country’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, really say it? The answer is that she didn’t, not in so many words, but anyone who skimmed last week’s headlines would be left with the impression that the Government’s leading health adviser had said....Read More

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Author: Jeremy Hobson
Source: Here & Now
Date: November 30, 2015

Link: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/12/11/obesity-stigma-fat-shaming

Stigma And ‘Fat Shaming’ Can Fuel Depression And Increase Obesity

Two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight or obese, but despite their majority, bias against those with excess weight is common in places like school, the workplace and in the media.

The stigma of obesity, researchers have found, has major implications for mental health, sometimes leading to stress, anxiety and depression. And while some believe stigma may act as a motivation tool for those trying to lose weight, studies have linked it to………Read More

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Source: BBC News
Date: December 11, 2015

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35061167

Obesity 'biggest threat to women's health' in England

Obesity is the biggest threat to women's health and the health of future generations, warns England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies.

Her annual report, which focuses on women this year, said tackling obesity should be a national priority to avert a "growing health catastrophe".
She said the food industry needed to do more or it should face a sugar tax.
Dame Sally is also calling for better treatment of ovarian cancer and more open discussion on incontinence.  England's top doctor said………Read More

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Author: Aditya Kondalamahanty
Source: International Business Times
Date: November 30, 2015 

Link: http://www.ibtimes.com/british-lawmakers-urge-sugar-tax-tackle-childhood-obesity-2203837

British Lawmakers Urge 'Sugar Tax' To Tackle Childhood Obesity

British lawmakers reportedly ramped up pressure on the government Monday to levy a 20 percent tax on sugary drinks following the publication of a hard-hitting report that links childhood obesity to the easy availability of unhealthy foods. The government has.......Read More

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Author: Max Pemberton
Source: The Spectator
Date: October 12, 2015

Link: http://new.spectator.co.uk/2013/10/the-battle-of-the-bulge/

Obesity is not a disease

‘Well, what diets have you tried so far?’ asked the GP, flicking through the patient’s notes. I was an innocent trainee doctor on my general practice placement at the time and watched the interaction carefully, sensing a row was about to ensue. ‘Look, I don’t want to go on a diet, I want you to prescribe me these,’ snapped the......Read More

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Author: Alexandra Sifferlin
Source: Time
Date: November 9, 2015

Link: http://time.com/4105095/skinny-fat-obesity/

When ‘Skinny Fat’ Is More Dangerous Than Obesity

Not all body fat is created equal, new research published Monday suggests. A new study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, reports that normal-weight people who have fat around their middle have a greater mortality risk than people who are overweight or obese with regular fat distributions. To reach these findings, the researchers looked at.......Read More

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Author: Maggie Fox
Source: NBC news
Date: November 5, 2015

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/balloon-you-can-swallow-fights-obesity-n45799

Balloon You Can Swallow Fights Obesity

A new type of stomach-filling balloon can help people drop pounds, and it doesn't require any surgery to place it, researchers reported Thursday.
Patients can just swallow the deflated balloon, and doctors can use a narrow catheter to fill it with water. The balloon makes it harder to overeat.
A study presented at the Obesity Week meeting in Los Angeles shows the "balloon pill" works at least as well as other stomach balloons to help........Read More

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Author: Ben Spencer
Source: The Mail
Date: October 28, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3292827/Obesity-fuels-return-gout-Number-cases-disease-associated-excess-eating-drinking-jumps-61-four-years.html

Obesity fuels the return of gout: Number of cases of disease associated with excess eating and drinking jumps by 61% in four years 

  • Rates of gout have jumped by 61% in just four years, NHS report reveals
  • Disease, associated with excess consumption, was rife in Victorian era
  • But in 2014/15, nearly 105,000 patients were hospitalized with the illness
  • Tam Fry, spokesman for National Obesity Forum, said the rise of gout shows ‘how ignorant people are about the consequences of overeating’........Read More

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Author: Charlie Cooper
Source: Independant
Date: October 21, 2015

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/sugar-tax-former-health-minister-calls-for-levy-to-prevent-nhs-obesity-crisis-a6703326.html

Sugar tax: Former health minister backs levy to prevent NHS 'obesity crisis'

The Government should introduce a sugar tax to prevent an “obesity crisis” from crippling the NHS, a senior Conservative MP and former health minister has said. 
Dr Dan Poulter told The Independent that the case for increased taxes on unhealthy sugary products was……Read More

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Author: Lizzy Parry
Source: Mail Online
Date: October 16, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3276283/Is-fault-child-s-obese-Mothers-denial-unwilling-believe-offspring-fat-fuelling-obesity-epidemic.html

Is it YOUR fault your child's obese? Mothers 'in denial and unwilling to believe their offspring are too fat are fuelling the obesity epidemic'

Mothers in denial over their child's weight problems could be fuelling the obesity crisis, experts have warned. Many are more willing to recognise their own obesity than to see it in their offspring, they found.
Researchers in Ireland analysed data from a national sample of almost 8,000 mothers and their nine-year-old children. They found mothers were mostly......Read More

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Author: Michele Berger
Source: Penn Current
Date: October 15, 2015

Link: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2015-10-15/latest-news/penn-study-challenges-so-called-%E2%80%98obesity-paradox%E2%80%99

Penn study challenges so-called ‘obesity paradox’

There’s a phenomenon in the field of health care called the "obesity paradox," which says that obese or overweight people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, and high blood pressure, are protected from death. New research by Samuel Preston, a professor in the.......Read More

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Author: Elaine Edwards
Source: Irish Times
Date: October 13, 2015

Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/majority-referred-to-childhood-obesity-services-refuse-to-attend-1.2390372

Majority referred to childhood obesity services ‘refuse to attend’  

The majority of families referred to services to treat childhood obesity refuse to attend, and many who take up appointments later drop out, a health conference in Dublin heard.
A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland heard new strategies were needed to boost recruitment for childhood obesity programmes.
UCC researcher Emily Kelleher told the conference her review of existing studies found that children agreed to enrol in obesity treatment programmes primarily.......Read More

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Author: Nicole Tucker
Source: Inquisitr
Date: October 8, 2015

Link: http://www.inquisitr.com/2479748/weight-loss-surgery-ends-obesity-but-leads-to-depression-and-suicide-study/

Weight Loss Surgery ends obesity, but leads to depression and suicide (study)

Weight loss surgery has been linked to increased self-harm and suicide attempts. In light of this new trend, scientists in Canada tracked 8,815 bariatric surgery patients for three years following their procedures. The researchers at Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto found that 1.3 percent of the patients who underwent weight loss surgery later became………Read More

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Author: Paul Cullen
Source: The Irish Times
Date: October 7, 2015

Link:
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/cork-study-links-childhood-obesity-and-sugary-drinks-1.2382886 

Cork study links childhood obesity and sugary drinks

Young children who consume sugar-sweetened drinks are significantly more likely to be overweight or obese, a study of more than 1,000 schoolchildren in Co Cork has found.
More than 80 per cent of eight-to-10-year-olds in Cork city and county consume sugary drinks, according to the Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study. This rises to 91 per cent among children of parents with low levels of……Read More

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Author: Alexandra Topping
Source: The Guardian
Date: October 6, 2015

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/05/brighton-launches-voluntary-sugar-tax-in-effort-to-tackle-obesity 

Brighton launches voluntary ‘sugar tax’ in effort to tackle obesity

City council calls on shops to add 10p levy to sugary soft drinks as part of campaign to drive down sugar consumption and cut diet-related diseases. Brighton and Hove is addressing its sweet tooth by becoming the first British city to introduce a voluntary “sugar tax”.
The local council is calling on food and drink shops to impose a 10p surcharge on all sugary soft beverages, with the proceeds to be.............Read More

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Author: James Gallagher
Source: BBC news
Date: January 15, 2015

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30812439 

Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'

A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests.
University of Cambridge researchers said about 676,000 deaths each year were down to inactivity, compared with 337,000 from carrying too much weight.
They concluded that getting everyone to do at least 20 minutes of brisk walking a day would have substantial benefits. Experts said exercise was beneficial for.......Read More

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Author: Stephen Adams
Source: Mail Online
Date: September 19, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3241464/Obesity-blamed-18-000-hip-knee-replacements.html

Obesity blamed as 18,000 more need hips and knees replaced

Britain’s obesity epidemic is leading to soaring numbers of knee and hip replacements, according to official figures.

Since 2009, the number of joint-replacement operations carried out annually on patients classed as obese has risen by more than 18,000 – a fourfold increase. 

Health campaigners say……Read More

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Author: Denis Campbell
Source: The Guardian
Date: September 14, 2015

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/14/obesity-growing-portion-sizes-overeating-cambridge-university-study

Growing portion sizes a major factor in rising UK obesity, study finds

The supersize trend towards ever larger portions of curries, crisps, chocolate bars and fizzy drinks is contributing significantly to the UK’s expanding waistlines, a study has found. Larger sizes are threatening people’s health by encouraging them to overeat, according to experts from Cambridge University, including the government’s chief advisor on.......Read More

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Author: Chris Snowdon
Source: City A.M.
Date: September 11, 2015

Link: http://www.cityam.com/224147/calorie-consumption-has-been-falling-for-decades

The UK's calorie consumption keeps falling - but we're getting fatter

Last month, Royal Holloway University released a new study which received zero media attention.

Looking at trends in Britain in the last 30 years, it found ‘a sharp reduction in the strenuousness of daily life’ while noting that ‘calorie intake has fallen by around 20 per cent.’ This occurred at a time when obesity rates trebled, leading to the conclusion that it is the decline in day-to-day physical activity, rather than……Read More

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Author: Anne Harding
Source: Reuters
Date: September 4, 2015

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/us-health-diabetes-bariatric-surgery-idUSKCN0R422T20150904

For diabetes in obesity, weight-loss surgery beats medication

Weight-loss surgery beats medication for controlling type 2 diabetes in obese people, according to the longest-term trial ever to compare the two approaches.

Half of the patients treated with weight-loss surgery in the study were diabetes-free at five years, said Dr. Francesco Rubino of Kings College London in the UK and colleagues in a report in The Lancet.

“The five-year mark is an important mark in many diseases,” Dr. Rubino told Reuters Health by phone. “The fact that some patients.......Read More

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Author: Caroline Weinberg
Source: Aeon
Date: August 27, 2015

Link: http://aeon.co/magazine/health/can-the-two-sides-of-the-obesity-debate-ever-see-eye-to-eye/

The medical evidence is overwhelming – obesity is bad for you and it would be a major mistake to give up fighting it

Since the World Health Organization declared a global obesity epidemic in 1997, weight has played a dominant role in the conversation about health and wellness. At the intersection of physical and mental health, influenced by a heady mix of public health, sociology, economics and culture, the increase in average weight through the 21st century is a topic of passionate debate. The crux of the argument usually………Read More

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Author: Dominic Hughes
Source: BBC News
Date: August 26, 2015

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34053325

Five million adults in England 'at risk of diabetes'

Type-2 diabetes is closely linked to diet and obesity and affects about 3.2 million people across the UK. The NHS says diabetes causes 22,000 early deaths and costs the health service more than £8bn each year.
But health experts believe more than a quarter of people can reduce the risk of developing......Read More

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Source: Public Health England
Date: August 26, 2015

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-million-people-at-high-risk-of-type-2-diabetes

Five million people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes

Five million people in England have blood sugar levels indicating a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new report published today by Public Health England (PHE).

The report, compiled by PHE’s National Cardiovascular Health Intelligence Network (NCVIN), provides the most accurate and robust estimate of how many people over 16 in England have blood sugar levels in a range indicating a high risk of developing.......Read More

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Author: Caela Fenton
Source: Canadian Running
Date: August 18, 2015

Link: http://runningmagazine.ca/exercise-alone-is-not-obesity-cure/

Exercise alone is not obesity cure

Public health scientists from Loyola University are out to clarify the truth when it comes to a long-entrenched societal myth: that exercise alone is the solution to obesity.

While we runners are often guilty of thinking that running is the solution to everything (Feeling sluggish? Go for a run. Fight with your partner? Go for a run.), we may have to face the fact that running alone is not an obesity cure.
The doctors leading the.......Read More

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Author: Michael Gibney
Source: The Irish Times
Date: August 18, 2015

Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/the-obesity-epidemic-why-we-need-an-independent-agency-to-tackle-it-1.2317200

The obesity epidemic: why we need an independent agency to tackle it

Ireland should be spending €15-20 million annually on a top-down and bottom-up approach to obesity 

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the cost of obesity to the UK National Health Service problem equals the combined costs of the entire policing, fire, prison and court services in the UK. There is no reason to believe that the pro rata costs here are any different.

The largest UK government investment in obesity management (Change4Life) has an annual spend of……Read More

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Author: Linda Melone
Source: ABC News
Date: August 8,2015

Link: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ways-lie-weight/story?id=32952391

7 Ways You Lie to Yourself About Your Weight

Your bathroom scale doesn't lie about your weight—but you might be fibbing to yourself. People tend to subtract a few pounds from their weight and add an inch or two of height in self-reported surveys, according to a 2013 Irish study from University College of Cork, it doesn't end there......Read More

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Author: Steve Myall
Source: Mirror
Date: August 6, 2015

Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-many-calories-you-burn-6206495

How many calories do you burn by walking instead of taking London Underground?

The 24 hour Tube strike is making many people ask "How do I get home?" The answer could be to walk, and this is how many calories you'll burn.
Ditch public transport tonight and you could instead get some fresh air - and burn some calories. It could end up being quicker to walk than.........Read More

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Source: Newsmax
Date: August 5, 2015

Link: http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/weight-surgery-study-obesity/2015/08/05/id/665611/

Weight Loss Surgery Benefits Diminish After 5 Years

Five years after weight loss surgery, obese patients may regain many of the pounds they initially shed, a new study from Israel suggests. While surgery remains more effective for lasting weight loss than alternatives such as……Read More

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Source: Cambridge News
Date: August 4, 2015

Link:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/sugar-tackle-help-tackle-obesity-ask/story-27537127-detail/story.html

Could a sugar tax help tackle obesity? We ask some Cambridgeshire health experts

Could a sugar tax help to tackle obesity? That was the debate sparked last week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) following its call for a 20 per cent tax to subsidise the cost of fruit and vegetables.
Health experts said the prevalence of coronary heart disease would………Read More

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Author: Ben Spencer
Source: The Mail
Date: August 4, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3184486/How-15-minute-walks-make-live-longer-Small-exercise-reduce-chance-dying-60s-22.html

How 15-minute walks 'make you live longer': Small amount of exercise found to reduce chance of dying in over-60s by 22% 

Researchers find people exercising for 150 minutes a week live longer 
Even though the guidelines look daunting, a 15 minute walk can help 
Regular exercise reduces obesity, increases bone strength and cuts risk of heart disease.......Read More

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Author: Patrick Wintour
Source: The Guardian
Date: July 29, 2015

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/29/benefits-drugs-alcohol-obesity-refusing-treatment-review

Obese people and drug users who refuse treatment could have benefits cut

A full-scale review is to be launched into whether tens of thousands of obese people and those with drug and alcohol problems should be deprived of benefits unless they accept treatment.

A consultation paper launched on Wednesday for a review to be completed before the end of the year by Dame Carol Black admits strong ethical……Read More

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Author: Stephen Haywood
Source: Mirror
Date: July 25, 2015

Link:  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tesco-ditches-famous-brands-like-6139745

Tesco ditches famous brands like Ribena and Capri-Sun to tackle childhood obesity

High-sugar products will be removed from shelves when children go back to school after the summer break says store giant.
Tesco is axing some of Britain’s best-selling children’s drinks in a bid to tackle childhood obesity, writes Stephen Hayward in the Sunday People.
The UK’s biggest supermarket is to stop selling added-sugar………Read More

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Author: Jason Groves
Source: Mail Online
Date: July 17, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3164626/Families-warned-Slash-sugar-intake-half-Report-warns-obesity-epidemic-cripple-NHS-unless-levels-reduced.html

Families told to slash sugar intake by HALF: Report warns of obesity epidemic that could cripple NHS unless levels are reduced  

We should consume no more than seven teaspoons of added sugar a day
Hitting new target will mean cutting out almost all fizzy drinks from diet 
Crisps and chocolate bars will need to become once or twice week luxury 

Britons need to halve the amount of sugar they eat to prevent an obesity epidemic, a report will warn today. In a bleak assessment, a government advisory body will.........Read More

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Author: Ben Spencer
Source: Mail Online
Date: July 17, 2015

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3161552/135-diabetes-amputations-week-Obesity-blamed-17-rise-operations.html?ITO=1490&ns_campaign=1490&ns_mchannel=rss

135 diabetes amputations every week: Obesity blamed for 17% rise in operations

  Now an estimated 3.9million adults with diabetes in the country
  Figures show 7,041 amputations carried out a year due to condition 
  Diabetes UK says 80 per cent of operations could be avoided 
  Claim many doctors miss early signs of problems in the feet and hands  

More than 135 patients undergo an amputation every week due to diabetes, figures show.
The number has increased by 17 per cent in the last five years alone.
The dramatic increase in the problem is being driven by Britain’s obesity epidemic, experts...........Read More

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Source: Kings College London
Date: July 16, 2015

Link
: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news/newsrecords/2015/July/Lowchanceofrecoveringnormalbodyweight.aspx 

Low chance of recovering normal body weight

The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King’s College London. The findings, published in the American Journal of Public Health, suggest that current weight management........Read More

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Author: James Gallagher
Source: BBC News
Date: July 13, 2015


Link
: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33479118 


Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says.

It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year.
In a major report on unhealthy diets, the body called for the extra money raised to be used to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables.
The Food and Drink Federation said the measure would.........Read More

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Author: Sipokazi Kokazi
Source: iOL News
Date: July 9, 2015

Link
: http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/too-much-food-to-blame-for-obesity-1.1882865#.VZ-mgl9Viko

Too much food ‘to blame for obesity’

Cape Town - An oversupply of food, which encourages overeating, is the reason for burgeoning obesity rather than inactive lifestyles, a new study suggests.

The study, based on outcomes of various other studies over a 40-year period in 69 countries looked at associations between changes in food supply in different countries in relation to population body weight, and found that.........Read More

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Author: Laura Geggle
Source: Livescience
Date: July 7, 2015

Link
: http://www.livescience.com/51472-smell-imagination-weight.html

People Who Can Imagine Aromas Vividly Tend to Weigh More

People who can vividly imagine smells, such as freshly baked cookies or even wet paint, tend to weigh more than people whose olfactory imaginations are less sharp, new research finds.
The ability to imagine odors varies greatly among people, ranging from people who can easily imagine the delicate, sweet aroma of a rose bouquet to those who struggle to recall..........Read More

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Author: Sam Tonkin
Source: Mail Online
Date: July 6, 2015

Link
: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3150790/Gastric-bands-aren-t-panacea-obese-warns-doctor.html?__tw_private=13491338 

Obese patients are risking life-long trauma warns a top doctor who says gastric band operations are no weight loss ‘panacea’ 

  • Dr Ray Shidrawi said weight-loss surgery causing patients life-long trauma
  • He said people had been left in crippling pain and unable to swallow food
  • Homerton Hospital consultant warned some had struggled to lose weight
  • He criticised the NHS for using gastric bands as a 'panacea' for the obese 

    Patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery are enduring life-long trauma because the NHS is using gastric bands as a ‘panacea’ for the obese, a leading doctor has warned........Read More

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Author: Christine Hitzler
Source: Info Barrel Health
Date: June 27, 2015

Link
: http://www.infobarrel.com/Eight_Benefits_of_Kissing_Sugar_Goodbye

Eight Benefits of Kissing Sugar Goodbye

This one is tough. This is oh, so tough.

Anyone who knows me knows I've always been quite the sugar addict. But the more I learn about healthy eating, the more I know that my historically poor eating habits have been ruining my life.

For some reason, it never takes long after giving up sugar before I forget all the good reasons why I eliminated the delectable............Read More

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Author: Ignatius Brady
Source: Science 2.0
Date: June 26, 2015

Link
: http://www.science20.com/deconstructing_obesity/blog/math_time_and_obesity-156333

Math, Time and Obesity

You can discuss obesity and weight loss without using math...in the same way you can discuss Astronomy without using math. While there may be a way to present a conjecture in either field using just logic and pure reason, math becomes necessary as the questions tackle more complex and defined aspects of the science. The mathematical regulation of body weight is easy understand and comes directly from a simple energy balance...........Read More

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Author: Hugh Pym
Source: BBC news
Date: June 25, 2015

Link
: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/33280091

Obesity – the ticking time bomb which starts young

Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, has noted more than once that while a quarter of children entering primary school are overweight or obese the proportion rises to a third by the time they leave.

Today we learned that the figure for 10-11 year olds is actually a bit worse, 34% in 2013-14 and on an increasing trend from previous years. The only consolation was that the proportion of four and five year olds who are overweight and obese, at 23%, had declined very slightly........Read More

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Author: Jon Stone
Source: The Independent
Date: June 23, 2015

Link
: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/welfare-cuts-risk-fueling-obesity-by-making-it-harder-for-poorest-to-eat-well-doctors-say-10340031.html

Welfare cuts risk fueling obesity by making it harder for poorest to eat well, doctors say

The Government’s welfare and benefit cuts risk fuelling Britain’s obesity epidemic by making it more difficult for people on low incomes to access healthy food, doctors have said.

An annual representative meeting of the British Medical Association in Liverpool heard that doctors “would not stand” for Government plans to cut benefits for those who did not lose weight.

“This Government has committed itself to huge welfare cuts..........Read More

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Author: Mike Lean
Source: Huffpost Lifestyle
Date: June 18, 2015

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mike-lean/the-truth-about-obesity_b_7611678.html

The Truth About Obesity

Two weeks ago, an article by Chris Snowdon appeared in the Spectator, entitled "The Big Fat Myths of our Obesity Epidemic". It suggested that the health risks and costs to healthcare of obesity have been over-stated, and that obese people dying younger would actually help. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last week a remarkably similar article appeared in The Scotsman, written by Allan Massie. Snowdon, echoed by Massie, argued that "being fat is ... an issue of personal health and………Read More

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Author: Christopher Snowdon
Source: The Spectator
Date: June 6, 2015

Link
: http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9548142/the-big-fat-myths-of-our-obesity-epidemic/

The big fat myths of our ‘obesity epidemic’

Childhood obesity is falling. Adult obesity is flatlining. And it’s longevity that really costs the NHS

Like all failing projects, or popular cults, the NHS needs scapegoats. Britain’s health service is plagued by an endless stream of deviants who are a ‘burden’ on its resources. Otherwise known as patients, they are the drinkers, smokers and fatsos who, we are told, will bring the NHS to its knees unless lifestyles are regulated by the state. Smokers were a useful scapegoat for a while. Now it’s the obesity……Read More

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Author: Ben Spencer
Source: Daily Mail
Date: June 15, 2015

Link
: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3123897/Number-diabetics-62-cent-decade-Obesity-blamed-3-3million-fall-victim.html?ITO=1490&ns_campaign=1490&ns_mchannel=rss

Number of diabetics up 62 per cent in a decade: Obesity blamed as 3.3million now fall victim

Experts warn that the crisis – driven by the nation’s spiraling obesity problem – threatens to bring down the NHS if it is not urgently brought under control.
NHS figures show there were 3.3 million adults registered with diabetes in Britain in 2013/14 - a huge increase on the two million registered in 2004/05.In the last year alone the figures rose by 125,000 – an increase the size.......Read More

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Author: Lizzy Buchan
Source: The Scotsman
Date: June 5, 2015

Link
: http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/doctors-demand-fizzy-drinks-tax-to-fight-obesity-1-3793417

Doctors demand fizzy drinks tax to fight obesity

DOCTORS have called for a tax on sugary drinks to tackle Scotland’s spiralling obesity crisis. A similar levy has been utilised to great effect in countries such as Mexico, Finland and Latvia, delegates to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) conference in the Capital will hear today.
The revenue from the tax could be used to invest in public health initiatives, experts will tell the conference entitled Obesity – a 21st-century epidemic?
Campaigners have called on the SNP to declare……Read More

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Author: Modern Ghana
Source: charisma news.com
Date: May 30, 2015

Link: http://www.modernghana.com/lifestyle/8042/16/5-ways-to-kick-sugar-addiction.html

5 Ways to Kick Sugar Addiction

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Fruit snacks 'contain more sugar than sweets'

Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than sweets, says a campaign group. Action on Sugar looked at 94 products on UK sale, such as coated dried fruit, and found a third contained three or four teaspoons of sugar and 85% were more sugary than Haribo Starmix sweets.
Child health experts said the findings were frightening. The industry pointed out that most of the snacks had no added sugars, and those that did were………Read More

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Author:
Press Association
Source: The Mail online
Date: May 22, 2015

Link
: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-3092152/Tax-unhealthy-food-cut-obesity.html

Government rules out 'sugar tax'

Downing Street has slapped down a newly-appointed minister who raised the prospect of imposing a sugar tax on companies that sell unhealthy food. Life sciences minister George Freeman said increased taxation should be looked at for firms selling sugary products that lead to "huge pressures" on state services. But No 10 was quick to firmly rule out such a move, insisting other ways must be found to tackle the UK's obesity problems......Read More

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Obesity and diabetes are government's top health priorities, says Jeremy Hunt

Tackling obesity and diabetes is to become a major priority for the new Conservative government, Jeremy Hunt has said. In his first speech since being reappointed as health secretary, Hunt said there would be a focus on public health.
He said: “I think it is a great scandal that one in five children leave primary school clinically obese and it is something that we cannot say that we accept. We absolutely need to do something about that.”
Hunt also outlined plans to focus on general practice which he labelled “one of the most demoralised parts of the NHS”. He added……Read More

Tesco to cut soft drinks sugar content

Tax junk and unhealthy food to cut soaring obesity rates, experts have urged

Most of us don’t realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

New Editorial Argues You Can't Out-Exercise a Bad Diet

A new editorial published in the British Medical Journal argues the overemphasis on physical exercise while neglecting healthy eating becomes a convenient way for manufacturers to create "'health halo legitimisation of nutritionally deficient products."
Without naming names, you know the products they're talking about. Flavored waters, fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt, fiber-fortified cookies, and vitamin-added colas are among the masquerading-as-nutritious, high-sugar……Read More

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Link: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-05-obesity-cancer.html

Obesity increases risk of developing cancer

Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. On the occasion of European Obesity Day this coming Saturday (16 May), metabolic expert Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) at MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital, draws attention to the fact that, even in Austria, more and more people are suffering from obesity. Several studies are therefore being conducted at CCC to investigate......Read More

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Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/11/falling-price-processed-foods-obesity-crisis-tax

Falling price of processed foods fuelling obesity crisis, says study

The decades-long trend for “unhealthy” foods to get cheaper while fruit and vegetables become more expensive is fuelling the global obesity crisis, according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) think tank in London. It says relative prices for fruit and vegetables in Brazil, China, Korea and Mexico soared by up to 91% between 1990 and 2012 while prices of some processed foods such as ready meals fell by up to 20% in the same period. In the UK, the price of……Read More

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/08/grocery-lists-may-help-shoppers-stick-to-healthier-diet-lower-weight/

Grocery lists may help shoppers stick to healthier diet, lower weight

Heading to the grocery store armed with a list may make it easier to follow a healthy diet, a study of shoppers in Pittsburgh suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 1,300 mostly overweight and obese residents in two poor, primarily African American communities and found that shoppers who regularly made grocery lists also made higher quality food choices and had lower body weights."We don't know whether people who are healthier pay more attention to what they eat and pay more attention to their weight and……Read More

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Author: James Meikle
Source: The Guardian
Date: May 5, 2015

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/05/obesity-crisis-projections-uk-2030-men-women

WHO report: 74% of men and 64% of women in UK to be 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 said.
Projections by the World Health Organisation and UK-based researchers lay bare a problem “of enormous proportions” facing many countries over the next decade and a half.
Ireland leads the trend, with new figures........Read More

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Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3068434/Obesity-epidemic-blame-record-number-people-suffering-GOUT-sharpest-rise-patients-20s-30s.html

Obesity epidemic to blame for record number of people suffering gout 

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Could eating fruit could be making you hungrier?

New research has revealed that eating fruit may be making you hungrier and greedier

Scientists have discovered why you may experience that feeling of emptiness in your stomach after eating a fruit salad.

Writing for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Southern California found that the naturally occurring sugar in fruit, fructose, leaves people feeling hungrier and desiring more food.
Twenty-four volunteers were asked to view images of high-calorie foods and non-food items whilst ingesting either fructose……Read More

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/03/most-liver-transplants-linked-to-over-eating-not-alcohol

Most liver transplants by 2020 will be 'linked to over-eating, not alcohol

Expert warns that UK faces major and growing challenge in coming years as more Britons are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Most liver transplants are expected to be linked to over-eating rather than alcohol abuse by 2020, an expert has said.
Dr Quentin Anstee, a consultant hepatologist at Newcastle University and the Freeman hospital, warned that the UK faced a “major and growing challenge” as increasing numbers of Britons are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
A third of Britons are thought to have the condition, according to researchers, which is caused by people eating more than their livers can……Read More

Link: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-little-bit-of-walking-can-add-up-to-improve-your-health/

A Little Bit of Walking Can Add up to Improve Your Health

Walking an extra two minutes per hour can actually make a difference, a new study suggests. Want to reduce your risk of dying at a young age? Try walking casually for as little as 2 minutes per hour.
While it is well known that intense exercise can help you get fitter, a new study has found that even a little exercise can still go a long way. Study participants who traded time on the sofa for a total of 30 minutes of walking during the day reduced their risk of dying over a three-year period by 33 percent.
For the participants with chronic kidney disease, the risk of dying was reduced……Read More

Link: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-04-gauge-obesity.html?fb_action_ids=568572843285663&fb_action_types=og.shares

Coming soon: A test to gauge your obesity risk?

Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat. Eventually, these findings might lead to more personalized interventions for people who are identified as "at-risk" for obesity, including diet, exercise or supplements, such as probiotics.
The team of international researchers constructed an in-depth biochemical "map" that tracked the way food is processed and broken down by the body. This enabled the investigators to take a snapshot of the end product of digestion: molecules known as metabolites......Read More

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11568397/Large-wine-glasses-are-fuelling-obesity-epidemic-warns-health-expert.html

Large wine glasses are fuelling obesity epidemic, warns health expert 

The fashion for large wine glasses has fuelled a rise in the number of ‘invisible’ calories people are inadvertently consuming through alcohol, the chair of the Royal Society for Public Health has warned. Professor Fiona Sim said that the slow increase in the volume of glasses meant few people realise how much they had consumed, or were aware how calorific alcohol can be. A 175ml glass of wine contains around 160 calories, the same amount as a slice of madeira cake, but many bars and restaurants…… Read More

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Original Author: Emily Caldwell
Source: Ohio State University
Date: April 28, 2015

Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150428105631.htm

Keeping food visible throughout the house is linked to obesity

Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one’s weight, and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen. The study focused primarily on determining whether the home environment – architectural features and food storage and availability – was associated with obesity, but also measured a number of psychological factors. While architectural features had no relationship to obesity status, several food-related……… Read More

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Author: Laura Donnelly
Source: The Telegraph
Date: April 23, 2015

Sugar to blame for the obesity epidemic - not couch potato habits

Link:  http://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/healthieryou/sugar-is-to-blame-for-obesity-epidemic-not-couch-potato-habits/ar-AAbwdUx

Sugar and carbohydrates are the real culprits in the obesity epidemic - and the public has been falsely told that couch potato lifestyles are to blame, a new report has claimed. Writing in the British Journal Of Sports Medicine, they said poor diet now generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined. The editorial, by a group of cardiologists and sports experts, says that while obesity has rocketed in the past 30 years there has been little change…… Read More

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Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11552359/Diet-pills-I-know-the-danger-but-I-want-them-anyway.html

'I know the dangers but I want them anyway': The dark truth about diet pills

Two weeks ago, 21-year-old student Eloise Aimee Parry died after taking diet pills she’d bought online. The drugs contain the highly-toxic substance known as Dinitrophenol or DNP, which is known to have contributed to the deaths of others using it for weight loss.
Eloise’s mother Fiona, 51, has now spoken about the tragedy and warned others to not…… Read More

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Analysis: Bazian
Source: NHS Choices
Date: April 20, 2015

Link:  http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/04April/Pages/There-are-six-different-types-of-obesity-study-argues.aspx

There are six different types of obesity, study argues

Targeted treatments may help stem the obesity epidemic

"Researchers have identified six 'types' of obese person," The Independent reports. It's argued that each type would benefit from a targeted treatment programme for obesity, rather than a "one-size-fits-all" approach.
This study looked at data from more than 4,000 obese adults taking part in the Yorkshire Health Study. It aimed to see whether it was possible to categorize obese individuals according to common health and lifestyle characteristics.
The study reported six clusters of obese individuals. These were……… Read More

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Source: University of Oxford
Date: April 17, 2015

Link:  http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-04-17-new-function-obesity-gene-revealed 

New function of obesity gene revealed

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism behind how the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene promotes obesity.  Their findings may have important implications for future therapeutic strategies to combat obesity.
Using mice, the researchers from the University of Oxford and MRC Harwell assessed how FTO affects the development of fat cells in response to nutritional excess. 
In humans, genetic variants in the FTO gene have been linked to obesity more frequently and……… Read More

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Author: Stuart Ridley
Source: The Guardian
Date: March 31, 2015

Link:  http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/australia-food-blog/2015/mar/31/jamie-oliver-launches-global-petition-in-sydney 

Jamie Oliver launches global petition to combat childhood obesity

On a visit to Sydney, the celebrity chef launched a global change.org campaign to introduce compulsory food education in schools.Standing at a table laden with fresh fruits and vegetables outside the Opera House and with the Harbour Bridge in the background, British superstar chef Jamie Oliver kicked off his latest crusade. In Sydney to launch a global change.org petition to combat childhood obesity by introducing compulsory food education in schools, Oliver shared…… Read More

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Author: Conall Ó Fátharta
Source: Irish Examiner
Date: March 31, 2015

Link: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/parents-are-more-concerned-about-obesity-in-children-than-underage-drinking-321281.html

Parents are more concerned about obesity in children than underage drinking

Parents are more concerned about their children being overweight or obese than they are about them engaging in underage drinking or taking drugs.

New research, coinciding with the first year of Safefood’s three-year campaign to tackle the habits that lead to obesity, found parents are gradually improving their children’s diets and increasing their exercise levels over increasing fears about childhood obesity.
Obesity now only ranks behind bullying as the number one concern parents have about…… Read More

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