Obesity Crisis

Wanted: An Army of Food Friends to Tackle Obesity

Christine Michael | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Michael

What are we to do about the UK's weight problem? Last week the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt called for some 'real national soul-searching' on the issue, and on Monday, a report from the National Obesity Forum (NOF) painted a grim picture.

Obesity and Varicose Veins - the Hidden Problem

Eddie Chaloner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eddie Chaloner

For overweight people, varicose veins are also more difficult to assess and treat. Vein issues are usually diagnosed by a duplex ultrasound scan - this non-invasive investigation can 'see' under the skin and locate the faulty vein.

Could This Pill Give You All The Benefits Of Exercising Without The Grunt Work?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's the sort of news that will have government health officials slapping their palms to their foreheads, but two newly published studies are looking ...

What About Skinny People?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Someone will probably think I'm over reacting, but when you are constantly told day in and day out that you need to put weight on, and people look at you like you purposely starve yourself, it does get irritating; and I'm sure there are larger people out there who feel the same about people staring and talking about them.

Food Labels Hope To Fight Obesity Crisis In UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In a bid to tackle the growing obesity crisis in the UK, a new front-of-pack food label is being rolled out to enable shoppers to easily identify nutr...

Obese Mothers Could 'Program' Children To Become Fat Adults

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The likelihood of adults developing obesity and many other health problems might be determined in the womb, according to a report published today. ...

Obesity In Middle-Age Could Lead To Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Rising levels of obesity in middle age could cause a major rise in the number of dementia sufferers, researchers have warned. The risk of having de...

Fatty Recipes In Celebrity Chef Cookbooks 'Exacerbating' Obesity Crisis, Experts Warn

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrity chefs are "exacerbating" the country's obesity crisis by encouraging people to eat fatty dishes, a new study has claimed. Nutrition exper...

'Overweight People Don't 'Fit' My Business'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Former contestant on The Apprentice Katie Hopkins has caused outrage on Twitter after saying that she would not employ someone who was overweight. ...

Reversing the Obesity Epidemic

Sam Feltham | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Feltham

On Monday a report called 'Measuring Up' was released by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges which outlined 10 suggestions to the government to help...

6 Tips To Help Avoid Over-Eating

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As an obesity crisis looms in the UK, with one in four adults thought to be obese, medical experts are calling on the government to stop the situation...

Are Food and Drinks Companies Feeding Us Nonsense?

Nigel Salter | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Nigel Salter

Strangely enough, according to some commentators, the health impacts of this scandal could actually have been positive, with the lean horsemeat making the burgers healthier. But somehow I don't think this was done with our health in mind.

Stop Blaming Lack of Willpower for Our Obesity Crisis

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Willpower is overrated. A lack of it is not the reason why we are suffering an obesity crisis. We think willpower is the answer because we still think that depriving yourself on a diet is the only way to lose weight. It isn't.

Cameron Should Stop Doing This, Say US Doctors

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost UK Staff | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been criticised for eating too much junk food by an American medical association, who believe the PM is spotted all too often stuffi...

Government Must Do More To Tackle Obesity, Warns Watchdog

PA | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A government initiative to tackle obesity and improve public health is "overly reliant" on voluntary agreements with the food industry, a report has w...

British Women Are the Fattest In Europe, Reveals Report

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

British women are the fattest in Europe, an EU report has revealed. Almost a quarter (23.9%) of women in Britain are classed as obese, compared to ...

The Talking Plate That Politely Tells You When You To Stop Scoffing

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A talking plate that warns people to eat more slowly when they wolf down their food is to be used in an NHS initiative, to help fight obesity. The...

Bullying is Making the Obesity Epidemic Worse

Amy Lamé | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Lamé

There are many, many reasons why people are fat; the multitude of reasons does not have one easy solution. But not bullying fat people is a very good place to start.

Physiotherapists To Encourage Workers To Exercise

PA | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Workers are being urged to take more physical activity after a new study found more than two out of five people get out of breath...

Will 'Fat Tax' Save Half Of Brits From Obesity?

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts have warned that the government should tax unhealthy foods or half of the population will be obese by 2030....