Recent News Headlines : Obesity

NO SUCH THING AS 'FAT BUT FIT', MAJOR STUDY FINDS


Susannah Brown, senior scientist at World Cancer Research Fund, said the study's finding, emphasise the urgent need to take the obesity epidemic seriously... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 5029

ONE IN FOUR CHINESE CHILDREN EXPECTED TO BE OVERWEIGHT BY 2030 AMID OBESITY EPIDEMIC


The population of young Chinese who were overweight in 1985 was just 6.15 million, said the Peking University report, which studied children in nine major Chinese cities... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 345

WORLD'S HEAVIEST MAN HAS SURGERY TO SHED HALF HIS WEIGHT


Juan Pedro Franco, 33, underwent gastric bypass surgery on Tuesday after being mostly bed-ridden for the last seven years, according to Newsweek... READ MORE

11th May, 2017 1451

POLITICAL WILL IS NEEDED TO TACKLE OBESITY IN THE UK


The Obesity Health Alliance represents hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals and public health specialists... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 138

'WORLD'S HEAVIEST WOMAN' EMAN AHMED HOSPITALISED IN ABU DHABI


Abd El Aty had not left her home in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria for two decades until her arrival in India... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 170

OBESITY IN PARADISE REVIEW - FIGHTING FAT ON SAMOA


It doesn't look like reporter Sophie Morgan, whose sad film it is, is either... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 179

TREKKER MISSING FOR 47 DAYS RESCUED IN NEPAL, FRIEND DEAD


He said the body of his girlfriend, 19-year-old Liu Chen Chun, was also taken to the capital... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 0

SMOKERS AND OBESE PATIENTS FACE MORE CURBS ON NHS SURGERY


People will be waiting longer and longer in pain and discomfort for surgery such as hip and knee replacements, said Jonathan Ashworth, the shadow health secretary... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 1665

500-KG EGYPTIAN SHEDS HALF HER WEIGHT AFTER INDIA SURGERY


Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 500 kg (1,100 pounds) when she arrived in Mumbai in February on a specially modified plane to undergo emergency weight-loss surgery... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 5

SHOULD LINK BETWEEN DEMENTIA AND ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS BE TAKEN WITH A PINCH OF SALT?


But the first reason to pause is that the study found no such risk in people who drank standard sugary lemonades and colas... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 1269

CHILDREN DISCOVERED ON BRINK OF STARVATION IN BELARUSIAN ORPHANAGES


The photos of raw-boned children from one of the Minsk orphanages published by the online magazine Imena shocked Belarusians... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 6555

FIRST US SUGAR TAX SEES SOFT DRINK SALES FALL BY ALMOST 10%, STUDY SHOWS


Berkeley is unlike most cities in America, with far higher levels of wealth and education and low consumption of colas and other sugary drinks... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 2445

AMSTERDAM'S SOLUTION TO THE OBESITY CRISIS


There are about 2,000 morbidly obese children in Amsterdam who are the initial focus... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 22598

WHY ARE FEWER AMERICANS TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT?


Increasing obesity and overweight trends probably result in 'new normals,' said Rockney, who was not involved in the new paper... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 7257

WAYS TO SOLVE OUR GROWING WEIGHT PROBLEMS


Obesity is a vivid example of the link between general and oral health... READ MORE

31st March, 2017 204

GOVERNMENT PLAN ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY VERY DISAPPOINTING, SAY MPS


We've said time and again that it was an error for government to exclude TV junk food advertising restrictions in their obesity plan, said Viner... READ MORE

27th March, 2017 1210

WOMB CANCER RISK GROWS WITH WAIST


Women who have a higher waist to hip ratio could have an increased risk of womb cancer, a study suggests... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 4

TOOTH EXTRACTIONS RISE AMONG UNDER-FOURS


Surge in dental surgery on young children triggers call for action on oral health education and sugar intake... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 1986

ITALY'S STRUGGLING ECONOMY HAS WORLD'S HEALTHIEST PEOPLE


Yet Italians are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental health... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 74336

CANADIAN KIDS AMONG LEAST ACTIVE IN THE WORLD


The top grade for physical activity went to Slovenia A- followed by New Zealand B- and Zimbabwe C ... READ MORE

14th March, 2017 497

WORLD'S 'HEAVIEST WOMAN' DROPS 200 POUNDS


NEWSER - Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty could soon lose her title as the world's heaviest woman... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 23963

GEORGE MICHAEL 'DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES'


Singer George Michael died of natural causes, it was announced Monday... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 3336

HEAVIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD AIRLIFTED FOR WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY


The bariatric surgery was performed Tuesday in Mumbai on 1,000-plus-pound Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, according to NDTV... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 1581

WORLD'S HEAVIEST WOMAN HAS WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY IN INDIA, HAS ALREADY SHED 220 POUNDS


An Egyptian believed to be the world's heaviest woman has successfully undergone weight-loss surgery in India, doctors said Thursday... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 3

INCREASED RISK OF 11 TYPES OF CANCER LINKED TO BEING OVERWEIGHT, RESEARCHERS WARN


Study shows strong evidence of a link between excess body fat and cancers of the colon, breast, pancreas and ovary among others... READ MORE

1st March, 2017 3599

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CHILDREN WHO DRINK FULL-FAT MILK END UP SLIMMER THAN THOSE ON SKIMMEDA


But research on more than 2,700 children found those given full-fat versions ended up with a significantly lower body mass index than those given semi-skimmed varieties... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 29343

CRANE MOVES 'HEAVIEST WOMAN' FOR WEIGHT-LOSS OP


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14th February, 2017 10291

'DAILY MILE' CRAZE IN BRITAIN HOPES TO TACKLE NATIONAL OBESITY CRISIS


LONDON -- Torriano primary school in north London doesn't have lush green grounds or an outdoor running track or a leafy campus quad... READ MORE

30th November, 2016 6059

EU COURT RULES THAT FATNESS 'CAN CONSTITUTE A DISABILITY'


Other employment lawyers have welcomed the ruling as holding back from setting a general principle prohibiting employers from discriminating on grounds of obesity ... READ MORE

18th December, 2014 3136

HEARTBURN 'COULD BE SIGN OF CANCER'


This is why Public Health England's Be Clear on Cancer campaign is focusing on how to spot the signs of oesophageal or stomach cancer... READ MORE

26th January, 2015 2785

JUNK FOOD SHORTENING LIVES OF CHILDREN WORLDWIDE, DATA SHOWS


The World Obesity Federation, which compiled the data, predicted that number would rise to 4.1 million by 2025... READ MORE

8th October, 2016 2745

TEST FITNESS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL, SAY HEALTH CAMPAIGNERS


Children at Montpelier school stand up and use their arms in class... READ MORE

16th June, 2015 2718

BRITISH CHILDREN AMONG THE LEAST ACTIVE IN THE WORLD, WITH EXERCISE 'STRIPPED OUT' OF MODERN LIVES


Research comparing 38 counties across the globe placed England, Scotland and Wales among the worst for physical activity... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 2711

CALL FOR TRAFALGAR SQUARE SMOKING BAN


Related Stories Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and London parks if a report by the city's Health Commission is implemented... READ MORE

15th October, 2014 2511

DOCTORS DEMAND A 20% TAX ON SUGARY DRINKS TO FIGHT UK OBESITY EPIDEMIC


Doctors demand a 20 percent tax on sugary drinks to fight UK obesity epidemic... READ MORE

12th July, 2015 2440

INDIA DOCTOR TO OPERATE ON '500KG' EGYPTIAN WOMAN


Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 36, will be flown on a chartered plane to Mumbai where bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala plans to operate... READ MORE

8th December, 2016 2350

IS SKIPPING BREAKFAST BAD FOR US? NEW STUDY FINDS LINKS WITH HEART DISEASE AND OBESITY


Skipping breakfast or eating late in the day could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity according to a new study... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 2031

CHILDHOOD OBESITY LINKED TO IRREGULAR SLEEP AND SKIPPING BREAKFAST


The study, led by academics from University College London, challenges the widely-held view that soaring childhood obesity rates are caused solely by overeating... READ MORE

11th November, 2016 1514

MANY OF CANADA'S TROOPS ARE FAT


But it's a weight problem of another kind that's currently dogging the Canadian Armed Forces... READ MORE

29th October, 2016 1490

ONCE UNDERFED, BRAZIL'S POOR HAVE A NEW PROBLEM


Once underfed, Brazil's poor have a new problem obesity... READ MORE

26th November, 2016 1459

QUEBEC MAN SUES RESTAURANT OVER CLAIM SALMON TARTARE PUT HIM IN COMA


Canuel is asking for a total of 515,000 in damages from the incident last May at Le Tapageur Bistro... READ MORE

16th December, 2016 1357

STUDY DISPELS MYTH OF LINKS BETWEEN BEING POOR AND OVERWEIGHT


But a study in the journal Preventive Medicine produces evidence that unemployed people are far more likely to be significantly underweight than the average person... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 1351

PUT CALORIE LABELS ON BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS, SAY PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS


Alcoholic drinks are fuelling obesity epidemic and most have no idea how many calories their drinks contain... READ MORE

31st October, 2014 1279

MEDITERRANEAN DIET 'AS EFFECTIVE AS STATINS' IN REDUCING HEART ATTACK RISK


Leading doctors call on medical bodies such as Nice to do more to promote healthy lifestyles rather than relying on cardiovascular drugs... READ MORE

6th September, 2015 1158

1,100 POUND WOMAN LEAVES HOME FOR FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS -- TO FLY TO INDIA FOR WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY


Indian bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala has devised a four-year plan to give Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty a chance at a normal, healthy life... READ MORE

15th February, 2017 1106

HEALTH CHIEF: OBESITY WARNING LETTERS TO PARENTS MUST NOT BE WATERED DOWN


Dame Sally Davies was speaking as new figures emerged from the child measurement programme that showed levels of obesity among children were still getting steadily worse... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 1076

GPS SHOULD NOT WORRY ABOUT OFFENDING OBESE PATIENTS, FINDS STUDY


More than three-quarters of patients said yes to weight-loss programmes in trial of 30-second intervention by doctors... READ MORE

25th October, 2016 1055

GOOD NEWS: MEN WHO MARRY INTELLIGENT WOMEN 'LIVE LONGER'


Ms Bennett explains that the single most important thing a person can do to increase their protection against dementia is staying physically and mentally active ... READ MORE

4th August, 2016 1053

'WORLDS FATTEST MAN', WHO WEIGHS MORE THAN 78ST, ENTERS MEXICAN HOSPITAL FOR LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT


Mr Pedro's mother said that his health and obesity worsened after he had a road accident at the age of 17... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 1048

SMOKING AND DRINKING AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE AT LOWEST LEVEL ON RECORD


Stubbornly high rates of obesity also reflected wider social attitudes, she said... READ MORE

15th December, 2016 1030

PROF BRUCE KEOGH: WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY PLAYS A CRUCIAL PART IN NHS FUTURE


They had typical ailments of old age congestive heart failure, diabetes, serious breathing problems and urinary tract infections... READ MORE

20th January, 2015 1029

'IF THINGS GO WRONG, I DRAW A LINE UNDER IT AND MOVE ON'


However, when people learned to be kinder to themselves they quickly got back to healthy eating, lost weight and kept it off... READ MORE

8th January, 2016 1008

WORLD ENTERING ERA OF GLOBAL FOOD INSECURITY WITH MALNUTRITION AND OBESITY SIDE BY SIDE WITHIN COUNTRIES, SAYS LEADING FOOD EXPERT


World entering era of global food insecurity with malnutrition and obesity side by side within countries says leading food expert... READ MORE

12th July, 2015 1005

NHS CHIEF CALLS ON PARENTS TO SHOW SOME 'TOUGH LOVE' IN OBESITY BATTLE


Britain's obesity levels are among the worst in the world, with two thirds of adults and one third of young children obese or overweight... READ MORE

27th December, 2016 934

MULTIPLE COFFEES A DAY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY


In fatty liver disease patients, which affects almost 40 per cent of Australians, damage was down 24 per cent... READ MORE

18th November, 2015 900


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