The Government should give up on its voluntary agreement approach to food and drink marketing in favour of statutory regulation to crack down on childhood obesity, MPs have said.
There are fresh calls for a crackdown on the sale of junk food as research suggests obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women.
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.
Plans to see how calorie labelling can be introduced in restaurants, cafes and takeaways have been opened up for public consultation.
It’s healthier to be a pear than an apple when it comes to body shape, research has shown.
Screen-addicted children should be prescribed play to free them from a “battery hen existence” during the school holidays, the children’s commissioner has said.
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.
A tummy patch that could stop people from gaining fat has been developed by scientists.
It might be seen as oversharing by some, but a new study suggests documenting weight loss on social media might help people achieve their goals.
Scientists believe they have identified a gene that could be making some people pile on the pounds “without any fault of their own”.
Rates of obesity among children and teenagers have soared 10-fold around the world in the past four decades, a global study has shown.
Black tea has been found to alter gut bacteria to promote weight loss and other health benefits.
You may find household chores to be a tedious way to spend your Saturday afternoon but science suggests doing a bit of vacuuming or floor scrubbing might actually be good for you.
Bad fat can be made to turn over a new leaf and combat obesity by blocking a specific protein, scientists have discovered.
Exercising regularly and eating healthily but still not losing weight? Maybe a thorough analysis of your poo is what you need – at least according to scientists.