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Super Obesity Costing NHS £450m A Year

Super Obesity Costing NHS £450m A Year

The news today is once again filled with stories about obesity. Not just any standard obesity, but super obesity. According to an article in The Sun, 110,000 super obese drain the NHS of £450million per year and the bill for treating them is running at over...
School Dinners – What Are Kids Eating?

School Dinners – What Are Kids Eating?

I blogged yesterday about how pleased I was to see the BBC have made a TV show about “The Men Who Made Us Fat”. I am passionate about diet and nutrition and never more so than when it comes to what we are feeding the next generation. Jamie Oliver has done some great...
What Caused the Obesity Crisis?

What Caused the Obesity Crisis?

An interesting article from the BBC: British people are on average nearly three stone (24kg) heavier than 50 years ago, but who or what is to blame? Contrary to popular belief, we as a race have not become greedier or less active in recent years. But one thing that...
One in Six Cancers Worldwide Caused by Infection

One in Six Cancers Worldwide Caused by Infection

The BBC Reports: One in six cancers – two million a year globally – are caused by largely treatable or preventable infections, new estimates suggest. The Lancet Oncology review, which looked at incidence rates for 27 cancers in 184 countries, found four...
NHS ‘Can’t Cope’ – Time for Change?

NHS ‘Can’t Cope’ – Time for Change?

The BBC reports that the health system in the UK cannot cope with the rising number of under-65s with long-term medical conditions and needs “radical change”.  A team of researchers analysing 1.75 million people in Scotland found that nearly a quarter had...