Health and nutrition claims on snacks and food for UK children are “confusing” and could be harming their health, researchers have suggested.
One person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales, new figures suggest.
A health charity has urged retailers to stop selling Easter eggs too early in the year to help tackle the obesity crisis.
An ITV chief executive has argued against Government plans to fight childhood obesity by banning junk food adverts on TV and online.
Shoppers attracted to promotions in supermarkets are far more likely to be obese and buy less fruit and vegetables than those who ignore them, according to new research.
Shoppers who buy food and drink offered on special promotions are 50% more likely to be obese, according to a Cancer Research UK study.
Children should be weighed annually from the age of two to help prevent obesity, researchers have said.
Junk food adverts on TV and online could be banned before 9pm as part of Government plans to fight the “epidemic” of childhood obesity.
Tighter restrictions on junk food advertising are not the “silver bullet” for rising childhood obesity, the advertising industry has said.
Junk food advertising could be banned on TV before 9pm as part of Government plans to tackle childhood obesity, it has been reported.
A 9pm watershed on all junk food adverts extending to social media and outdoor digital billboards is “desperately needed” to protect children, health campaigners 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.
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.