Boris Johnson has pledged to review the UK’s sugar tax – a “sin tax” – and focus more on encouraging people to exercise.
Boris Johnson is a shining example of how to get “fit and svelte” without the assistance of the “nanny state”, key ally Matt Hancock has said.
Obese people now outnumber smokers by two to one, Cancer Research UK has warned, as it said obesity causes more cases of some cancers than cigarettes.
Cancer Research UK has been criticised for a campaign which draws a parallel between smoking and obesity.
Overeating may change the brain by altering a key feeding suppression system, a study has indicated.
Drinking coffee could help boost weight loss, researchers say.
Scotland’s planned flat-rate deposit return scheme for drinks cans and bottles could “severely hamper” efforts to tackle childhood obesity, public health experts have warned.
Having the TV on while sleeping could increase the risk of obesity, new research suggests.
One in three primary school children is not getting enough sleep, putting them at risk of obesity, experts warn.
England’s chief medical officer is considering taxing all unhealthy food products to discourage parents from buying them in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.
Dietary fats entering the brain through the bloodstream may explain the link between obesity and depression, new research suggests.
There has been a 15% jump in the number of hospital admissions where obesity is the main or secondary reason, figures show.
More than 40,000 lives could be saved in the UK by 2030 if people were a healthy weight, research suggests.
Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests.
The proportion of obese pregnant women doubled at a Scottish hospital in less than a decade, new figures show.
Children as young as four see overweight people in a negative light, while those aged six and over use words such as “greedy”, research suggests.
People wanting to lose weight should stay away from bloggers on social media who claim to have the latest diet fix, researchers say.
Children who consume sugary soft drinks are not necessarily heavier than those who steer clear, new research suggests.
Pills that expand in the stomach could provide doctors with an effective new tool for the fight against obesity.
Being obese is linked to a significantly higher chance of serious disease and early death than being a healthy weight, research on more than 2.8 million adults suggests.
Obese people who switch their car for a more active commute could cut their chances of an early death, new research suggests.
Parents often underestimate how fat their children are – but so do their offspring and family doctors, research suggests.
An ITV chief executive has argued against Government plans to fight childhood obesity by banning junk food adverts on TV and online.
Children should be weighed annually from the age of two to help prevent obesity, researchers have said.
The research also revealed high quality weight management programmes are effective in reducing weight for up to 10 years in some cases.
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.
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.