Obesity

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Calorie focus for NHS DPP

The NHS will for the first time pilot at scale the very low calorie diets that have been shown to put type 2 diabetes in remission.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, and experts say no improvement is on the cards. So what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

Takeaway messages

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

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.

Drink-free days

Public Health England and Drinkaware have teamed up to combat regular excessive drinking and reduce health risks by encouraging 'Drink Free Days'.

Happy pet = healthy pet

Almost half of Britons own a pet and there’s plenty of scope for educating pet-owning customers on preventing and treating common health problems.

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.

5. Behind the headlines

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Childhood obesity on the rise

The number of obese children aged four and five has risen for the second consecutive year, according to PHE’s National Child Measurement Programme.

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.

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.

A missed opportunity?

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

Alphega Pharmacy takes on child obesity

Alphega Pharmacy is launching ‘Growing Healthy’, a new family-based programme to help tackle childhood obesity.

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.

Time for action

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

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