Doctor Offers Simple Solution to Curb Obesity: Swallow a Balloon

This OZY original series brings to you Medical Breakthroughs – and the people behind them – that could change how doctors treat us, find fixes to today’s diseases and make our lives truly better. It’s painful to watch people pick through the plunder at a salad bar. The mind says “salad,” but the heart says […]

Obesity Rates High Among Children Who Live In Mediterranean Countries

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 […]

Obesity set to become leading cause of preventable cancer

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 […]