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Obesity

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Waist-to-height ratio more accurate obesity indicator than BMI

Calculating a person’s waist-to-height ratio has been confirmed as the most accurate and efficient way of identifying obesity risk, says new study.

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

Obesity to cause more female cancers than smoking

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women, according to a new Cancer Research UK report.

Takeaway messages

Snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

A missed opportunity?

The Government’s newly published childhood obesity action plan has drawn negative responses from charities, experts and public bodies.

Antidepressants linked to obesity epidemic

People with depression often report changes in their weight. Now new research suggests that antidepressants might contribute to weight gain.

Treat obesity as a disease, says RCP

Obesity is not a moral failing but a chronic disease and should be recognised as such, says the Royal College of Physicians. 

Trim the fat, salt and sugar

Three-quarters of British adults want food manufacturers to reduce the amount of fat, salt and added sugar in products.

6. Behind the headlines

The health and wellbeing of pregnant women and babies is never too far from the news, and much has happened in the last 12 months. Here are a few of the stories that have hit the headlines, with an explanation of the facts behind them.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

Time for action

Without major action, 250,000 people will die from preventable conditions by 2025, warns a new study.

‘Sugar Smart’ campaign launches

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign encouraging parents to get ‘Sugar Smart’ and limit their children’s sugar intake.

Keeping the doctor away

The age-old saying of an apple a day keeps the doctor away is as pertinent as it’s ever been, but other aspects of children’s health are very different to how they were 100, 50 or even 10 years ago.

A sweet solution?

Chocolate may be classed as a guilty pleasure, but research suggests it has the potential to do good rather than just harm.

Brits under-report calorie intake

A recent study conducted by The Behavioural Insights Team suggests our true calorie intake is being underestimated.

Parents unaware of portion sizes for children

Many parents are giving their toddlers too much food, putting them at risk of obesity, according to new research.

Sugar tax on the horizon

The Government has unveiled plans to introduce a sugary drinks tax, in a bid to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis.

Childhood severe obesity at record high

The number of children leaving primary school severely obese has reached the highest point since records began, figures from Public Health England has revealed.

Clock watch

Watching what we eat has long been the cornerstone of dieting and keeping healthy but new research suggests there might be more to managing weight than simply what we tuck into

A sporting chance

Obesity and overweight statistics are at an all-time high in the UK, with people of all ages putting their health at risk simply by being too heavy.

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