No more burgers or beer? The fitness-obsessed US Marine Corps is rolling out a color-coded food labeling scheme in a bid to trim the fat and fight the growing problem of its members being classified as overweight or obese. Read more Obesity is widespread in the US, and not even the military elite is safe. […]
Childhood and adolescent obesity in certain EU Member States is at 30%, according to a a new report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). However, it’s the Mediterranean countries where obesity is at its highest. In Greek youngsters more than one third of boys are classed as overweight or obese. Meanwhile, 43% Cypriot kids are […]
CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver believes efforts to tackle childhood obesity have been so ineffective that the supermarket cereal aisle “may as well be labelled the cake aisle”.
THE STRING test for obesity is an easy and simple method for finding out if you’re too fat. Experts revealed the trick on BBC show The Trust About Obesity, and all you need is a piece of string and some scissors.
DECADES of advice to eat carbohydrates is responsible for Britain’s obesity crisis, it was claimed last night.
A trio of leading medics said guidelines that made bread, pasta and potatoes the base of the nation’s diet have had disastrous consequences for millions and created a time bomb for the NHS. They have called for an urgent review of dietary advice which was drawn up 35 years ago. Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, the […]
THE NHS carries out more than 10,500 heart operations a year on people who are classified as being obese, a report reveals.
OBESITY is “potentially the new smoking” and is set to become the leading cause of preventable cancers, experts warned yesterday.
Cancer Research UK said Britain needs to “act quickly” to combat the rising number of overweight people – and with smoking rates falling, obesity could be the largest cause of preventable cancers in just 15 to 20 years. Scientists called for communications regulator Ofcom to ban junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed and urged […]
A CHANGE in diet was needed to halt a growing trend of obesity in children from deprived areas, a huge 70-year study out today finds.