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Should Junk Food Be Banned From Hospitals?

Should Junk Food Be Banned From Hospitals?

One in four adults in the UK are obese and this proportion is expected to double (to one in two) by 2050. Britain suffers from the highest obesity rate in Europe with one in three children overweight or obese by the age of nine. With statistics like these is it any...
Obesity – Is Food Labelling The Answer?

Obesity – Is Food Labelling The Answer?

With the American Medical Association voting to recognise obesity as a disease, are new food labelling standards announced by public health minister Anna Soubry the answers to the UK’s own “obesity epidemic”? The new consistent system of front-of-pack food...
Obesity – Now Officially A Disease

Obesity – Now Officially A Disease

In order to fight what it described as an “obesity epidemic,” the American Medical Association voted on Tuesday to recognize obesity as a disease and recommended a number of measures to fight it. The label is supposed to improve awareness and treatments...
Rise In Child Obesity Hospital Admissions

Rise In Child Obesity Hospital Admissions

There has been a four-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related conditions in the last decade, doctors in England and Wales warn. In 2009, nearly 4,000 young people needed hospital treatment for problems complicated...
Could Artificial Sweeteners CAUSE Diabetes?

Could Artificial Sweeteners CAUSE Diabetes?

Artificial sweetener, Splenda, can modify how the body handles sugar and could lead to diabetes, according to a new study. Splenda is the commercial name and registered trade mark of a sucralose-based artificial sweetener derived from sugar, owned by the British...