Banning shops from having promotional offers on unhealthy food in a bid to tackle obesity “is a bizarre and contradictory public health policy”, the Scottish Government has been told.
The research also revealed high quality weight management programmes are effective in reducing weight for up to 10 years in some cases.
Obesity should be recognised as a disease rather than a lifestyle choice in order to be better tackled by the health sector, industry officials have said.
Children have on average already consumed more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for an 18-year-old by the time they reach their 10th birthday, a study suggests.
Health boards are having to buy extra-large fridges for obese corpses in Scotland’s mortuaries.
Extremely obese people are needing a far higher dose of radiation during X-ray examinations than people of normal weight – increasing their risk of cancer, new research has shown.
Shoppers at supermarkets which removed sweets and crisps from checkouts purchased almost a fifth less of the unhealthy products, a study has found.
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said a “national weakness of will” is costing taxpayers’ tens of billions of pounds in dealing with the consequences of obesity.
P1 children from the poorest areas are almost twice as likely to be at risk of obesity as those from the least deprived areas, new figures show.
Almost nine in 10 people are putting themselves at risk by leading unhealthy lifestyles, a new report suggests.
One in 20 women in England are morbidly obese, new figures suggest.
More than 100,000 young Scots are now obese, with current methods of measuring weight at risk of underestimating the scale of the problem by as much as half, researchers said.
Encouraging children to do squats and lunges could play an important role in helping tackle obesity, scientists believe.
Organic yoghurts are among the most sugary on supermarket shelves, new research suggests.
It’s healthier to be a pear than an apple when it comes to body shape, research has shown.
Children whose mums stay healthy while they grow up are “substantially” less likely to be obese, research suggests.
Children watching the Britain’s Got Talent final online using catch-up TV were inundated with junk food adverts, health campaigners have said.
Almost five million teenagers and adults across England, Scotland and Wales will be morbidly obese by 2035, according to a new analysis.
Almost five million teenagers and adults across England, Scotland and Wales will be be morbidly obese by 2035, according to a new analysis.
Vloggers and social media platforms must take responsibility for content which may be encouraging young people to eat more, scientists have said.
A nasal device which impairs ability to smell could help obese people lose weight, researchers have claimed.
There could be a link between long-term use of antidepressants and an increased risk of gaining weight, a study has found.
Obese or overweight boys who go on to pile on the pounds as teenagers may be more likely to develop bowel cancer, new research suggests.
Young people who watch just one extra junk food advert a week consume an additional 18,000 calories every year, a report has claimed.
Obese people are more likely to be smokers, a new study has found.
A hormone injection that imitates the gastric band could be the “most exciting” treatment for obesity.
Jamie Oliver has said that learning more about nutrition in recent years has made him “spiritual”.
Gulping down too many sugary drinks can lead to an early grave, new research has shown.
The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese, but not at increased risk of heart disease, has been challenged by a new study.
Newly-identified gene mutations could offer hope in the the fight against global obesity, scientists say.