Tackling the UK’s obesity problem could better prepare the country for health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, Boris Johnson said.
A new law to restrict promotions on junk food will not be brought before the Scottish Parliament for another year due to the coronavirus crisis.
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.
Telling people how much exercise they need to do to burn off food and drink could be more effective at encouraging healthier choices than simply listing the calories, a study has claimed.
Only children are more likely to be obese than those with brothers and sisters, research suggests.
A study has found the first evidence that fat accumulates in the lungs and airways, particularly in overweight and obese people.
Probiotic supplements may help obese children lose weight, a new study suggests.
Brown fat may help protect the body against obesity and diabetes, scientists have claimed.
Listening to your head is not always the answer when it comes to deciding whether or not to go back for second helpings.
Veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk has said that obese people should be given the choice to indulge if they wish, and that they are “weak, not ill”.
Getting patients to wear fat suits could reveal medical students’ prejudices against overweight and obese people, researchers say.
Women who are considered to be normal weight as measured by body mass index (BMI) could actually be at high risk for death because of their waist size, a new study suggests.
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.
Having the TV on while sleeping could increase the risk of obesity, new research suggests.
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.
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.