The research also revealed high quality weight management programmes are effective in reducing weight for up to 10 years in some cases.
Grandparents are a potential health hazard for children and may even increase their risk of cancer, say scientists.
A Mexican man, believed to be the most obese living in the country, had shed over 100kg as part of a new weight loss regime. Juan Pedro Franco Salas hopes to lose enough weight of his original 595kg frame to enable him to undergo a gastric bypass operation.
The PDSA is searching for 15 overweight pets to take part in its annual six-month exercise and diet programme Pet Fit Club – and it’s already found two tubby little participants.