People with obesity in the UK wait much longer than the global average before discussing weight with a healthcare professional, a study has found.
Health professionals should steer away from using words such as “fat”, “chubby” and “extra-large” to avoid upsetting patients when discussing their weight, a new survey has suggested.
Patients whose ill-health may be linked to being overweight should be routinely weighed at appointments to help stave off obesity and spiralling care costs, councils say.
Obesity is associated with “higher odds” of admission to hospital from severe Covid-19, a study using data from more than 300,000 people in England has suggested.
With high-profile new studies throwing a spotlight on how diet affects the ageing process, Dr Carrie Ruxton summarises the evidence and reveals what we can do to give ourselves the best quality of life in our later years.
Hundreds of thousands of people have piled on the pounds during lockdown, a new poll suggests.
One in four parents have considered giving up work or reducing their hours due to childcare issues during lockdown, a survey suggests.
Boris Johnson is leading a campaign to urge Britons to lose weight and improve their health.
Boris Johnson has said he struggles with his own weight as he urged people to take action to improve their health.
Overweight people are being asked to lose five pounds to save the NHS money and help lower the risk of dying from coronavirus as part of the Government’s new obesity crackdown.
Boris Johnson is gearing up to announce his plan for slimming down the nation as part of his obesity strategy on Monday.
Boris Johnson will announce the end of confectionery displays at store checkouts and ban junk food adverts on TV before 9pm as he looks to encourage Britons to shed the pounds.
Encouraging Britons to cycle to tackle obesity is a “no-brainer” and the initiative should have been implemented earlier, Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Boardman has said.
People at risk of developing type 2 diabetes will be able to self-refer to specialist services from Monday in a bid to curb one of the biggest risk factors in Covid-19 deaths.
The nation could be facing a collapse in its health and leisure infrastructure, the industry has warned, as pools and gyms were allowed to reopen their doors in the latest easing of lockdown measures.
People who are overweight or obese are being urged to shed the pounds after a new Public Health England (PHE) review found a dramatic rise in the risk of hospitalisation and death from Covid-19.
Public health bodies have welcomed the curbs on “relentless advertising and promotion of unhealthy food” due to be announced next week, but doctors say real change will need “firm commitment” from ministers.
Reported plans to ban junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed and curb snack promotions are “not enough” to tackle obesity, a specialist has said.
Junk food adverts could be banned before the 9pm watershed and snack promotions curbed in an attempt to tackle obesity, according to reports.
Childhood obesity needs to be tackled in a “decisive” way by the Government, Labour has said.
Health charities are calling for advertisements promoting junk food to be banned from television before 9pm in a bid to tackle obesity.
Tackling the UK’s obesity problem could better prepare the country for health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, Boris Johnson said.
The food industry must share the blame not only for the obesity crisis but also for the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have said.
Leading dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton says Scots 'add risk upon risk upon risk' amid calls for obesity levels to be tackled.
A Scottish dietitian and a Slimming World consultant talk us through lockdown eating habits and and what we can do to keep our weight healthy.
Scientists fear people already vulnerable to Covid-19 due to pre-existing conditions such as obesity are in a “no win” situation as they cut vital exercise in a bid to spend less time outdoors.
Women who drink coffee have less body fat than those who do not, a new study suggests.
Having a large body size during childhood may increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life, particularly when people remain overweight during adulthood, research suggests.
More than 300,000 people in the north-east are overweight or obese, according to a new health report.
Obesity in midlife is linked to a greater risk of dementia later in life for women, but poor diet and lack of exercise are not, new research suggests.