Obesity Epidemic

Sugar, Scapegoat or Villain?

Louise Graham | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Sugar is the latest scapegoat in our fight against obesity. Why? Because we like to find external factors to blame rather than our inability to exert self restraint or improve our eating habits. Sugar inhibits the appetite control mechanisms in the brain which normally stop us eating when we feel full, so if we are to look for a cause, it could be said to fit the bill.

Will a Soft Drinks Tax Solve Britain's Obesity Crisis? Fat Chance

Professor Richard Tiffin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Richard Tiffin

On their own, simple economic measures aimed at tackling some dimension of an unhealthy lifestyle cannot work. What is needed is a deeper understanding of why some people make unhealthy choices while others do not. These may include poverty and lack of information or education, but they may also include cognitive psychological differences.

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.

Is It Time to Scrap the Kid's Menu?

Amy Leech | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

As a step in the right direction, we're calling for all restaurants, pubs and cafes to give the option of children's portions of adult meals as standard, offered on the menu, not just for those who feel able to ask. we want children to be treated the same, if not better, than adults. It's time for kid's meals to grow up.

Priority Patients?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients who can show they live healthy lifestyles by proving how much they exercise and what they buy in their weekly shop should be prioritised for ...

A Healthy Reading List for Those In Power

Sam Feltham | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Sam Feltham

The first MP or chief executive to swallow their pride, admit that we got it wrong and start to improve things will get a healthy hand shake from me along with personal training for life!

'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...

Britain's Obesity Epidemic: Are We Addicted to Sugar?

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Dale-Harris

Already a quarter of British women and a third of under nine's are clinically obese and by 2050 this figure is predicted to have risen to accommodate over half of all British citizens, a reality our NHS could not support.

Obesity Determined By Genes Not Just Lifestyle

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Genes are largely to blame for bulging waistlines, a study has found. While diet plays a key role in obesity, some people are programmed to get fat...

NHS Obesity Treatment 'Inadequate'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There is "inadequate" provision to treat obese patients in the NHS, a report suggests. Experts said the healthcare system must adapt to meet the ne...

Are Farmers Making You Fat?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Farmers may have caused the obesity epidemic by using antibiotics to fatten up livestock, according to a study. Researchers found low exposure to a...

Food For Thought: Is This What Obesity Looks Like? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve got a craving for an afternoon calorific chocolate bar or you’re thinking about ordering a greasy takeaway for tonight’s dinner – ta...

Got Milk? How The White Stuff ‘Fights Flab'

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A natural ingredient found in milk could help tackle obesity, as it prevents weight gain by burning fat in the body - even in those who enjoy a high-f...

63-Stone Teen Still In Hospital After Emergency House Rescue

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Paul Vale | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

A chronically obese teenager cut free from her home by workmen after she grew too big to go outside remained in hospital on Friday. Georgia Davis, ...

63-Stone Teen Winched From House

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

Britain's fattest teenager was cut out of her house on Thursday by scaffolders, builders and Fire and Rescue services after she had ballooned to a mas...

How Soy Proteins Fights Against Fatty Liver Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

American researchers have discovered that those who have a soy protein-rich diet reduce the amount of ‘fatty deposits’ that accumulate around the ...

Would You Try The ‘Pizza Dog’?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

As if a slice of cheese-drenched pizza wasn’t calorific enough, Pizza Hut have unveiled its latest stuffed crust upgrade – the ‘Pizza Dog’, co...

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...

UK Diabetes Rates Soar By 50% Since 2005 Fuelled By Obesity

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

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So Much To Chew, So Little Time: Obesity Crisis Hits Pets

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse And Cosima Ungaro | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

The animal kingdom has fallen victim to the obesity epidemic with more than 12 million pets being fed fatty treats, according to a report by the Peopl...

Denmark Slap ‘Fat Tax’ on Food – Should The UK Follow?

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

This weekend in Denmark, fatty foods and butter will be slapped with ‘fat tax’ in a bid to cut obesity rates and heart disease. Following Hung...

Genes That 'Encourage Fat Storage' Found

PA | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Some people are fatter than others even when they eat similar food because of genes that encourage fat storage, according to a ne...

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....

Growing British Bottoms Spark Boom in SupersizeToilet Seat Sales

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Sales of supersize toilet seats soar as Brits' bottoms get too wide for the standard size......