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A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity
A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity

A new you in 2022? Government launches NHS-backed Better Health initiative to tackle UK obesity

People are being encouraged to use the new year to adapt healthier eating and exercise habits by Government health officials. More than 60 per cent of people in the UK are considered overweight, with 28 per cent of adults defined…

New research suggests staying trim in middle age and later life prevents Type 2 diabetes
New research suggests staying trim in middle age and later life prevents Type 2 diabetes

New research suggests staying trim in middle age and later life prevents Type 2 diabetes

A new study into the link between obesity and diabetes has suggested that everyone has a ‘personal fat threshold’ and staying on the right side of it could help stave off a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. The research, carried out…

Healthy diet rich in leafy greens can turn back genetic clock, finds US study
Healthy diet rich in leafy greens can turn back genetic clock, finds US study

Healthy diet rich in leafy greens can turn back genetic clock, finds US study

A new study by US scientists says eating dark, leafy greens such as kale, spinach and swiss chard can spark changes in DNA that can reverse ageing by up to two years. Doctors leading the research said the results of…

Losing weight cuts the risk of a raft of obesity-related health problems, new study finds
Losing weight cuts the risk of a raft of obesity-related health problems, new study finds

Losing weight cuts the risk of a raft of obesity-related health problems, new study finds

A major new study has found that shedding weight significantly cuts the risk of developing a group of chronic health conditions – with a loss of 13 per cent body weight reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes by 42…

How health inequality in Crawley has been transformed and the town now boasts the UK’s lowest emergency admission rates
How health inequality in Crawley has been transformed and the town now boasts the UK’s lowest emergency admission rates

How health inequality in Crawley has been transformed and the town now boasts the UK’s lowest emergency admission rates

GP Dr Amit Bhargava explains why the north-west Sussex town of Crawley has one of the lowest rates of emergency admissions in the country – and has been recognised as the most dementia-friendly community in the UK. The town, close…

Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns
Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns

Four million children in UK are now overweight, WHO warns

An international study has found that four in ten children aged between five and 19 are overweight or medically obese – with ten per cent of youngsters in the UK deemed at an unhealthy weight. The research, published by Imperial…

Good food is our human right; but forcing producers to make recipes healthier won’t solve obesity
Good food is our human right; but forcing producers to make recipes healthier won’t solve obesity

Good food is our human right; but forcing producers to make recipes healthier won’t solve obesity

Simon Tuckey, Ambassador to the Food Industry for the College of Medicine, writes on how the food industry has evolved to put manufacturers in the driving seat, leaving them firmly in control of the nation’s tastebuds…and our health: FOOD IS…

A side of fries with that? Food outlets fuelling UK’s obesity crisis by ‘upselling’, experts warn
A side of fries with that? Food outlets fuelling UK’s obesity crisis by ‘upselling’, experts warn

A side of fries with that? Food outlets fuelling UK’s obesity crisis by ‘upselling’, experts warn

Companies that try and sell customers a side of fries with their meal or persuade them to up the size of their latte are fuelling the UK’s obesity crisis, say health experts. Consumers are being ‘tricked’ into buying larger portions,…