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Soaring obesity levels in children triggers 50% rise type 2 diabetes

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Soaring obesity levels among children triggers a 50% rise in the number with type 2 diabetes, report revealsDiabetes UK described the rise in demand at child diabetes units as 'concerning' Children being treated at t...

Obesity alert over fatal liver disease as experts warn cases may soar

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Obesity alert over fatal liver disease as experts warn expanding waistlines could send cases soaringMillions of Britons are 'at risk' of developing deadly liver problems, experts say Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...

Schools teaching parents what to put in lunchboxes to cut obesity

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Schools are teaching parents what to put in their children's lunchboxes to cut obesity as research shows fewer than one in 60 packed meals meet nutritional standardsStudy in England found pupils regularly took in sau...

Lockdowns caused ‘unprecedented’ rise in childhood obesity

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Lockdowns made British children even fatter! Almost 30% of boys on brink of secondary school are now obese in ‘unprecedented’ rise, health chiefs sayExperts warned locking down children could have unforeseen impact o...

Should we now treat obesity as a disease? Two experts give their views

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Should we now treat obesity as a disease? That’s what some experts argue. Now two medical professionals have their say A new study has found that being obese in your 50s gives you the same health problems as 75 year ...

Obesity in 50s ‘gives you the same health problems as a 75-year-old’

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Obesity in your 50s 'gives you the same health problems as a 75-year-old', study showsIt examined how likely people are to suffer from more than one health problem Already known Obese more likely to get heart disease...

Plan to fight obesity crisis is doomed to fail, ministers are warned 

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Plan to fight obesity crisis is doomed to fail because there are too many junk food options available, ministers are warnedCheap unhealthy food  options make tackling obesity harder, a new report said It added that m...

Turkish clinics luring teens as young as 16 with obesity surgery

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Turkish clinics are luring children as young as 16 by offering them cheap obesity surgery not permitted in BritainChildren as young as 16 are being lured by cut-price obesity surgery in Turkey  Medical tourism clinic...

Scientists believe obesity may be cured by modifying ‘hippo’ genes

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Tweaking 'hippo' genes could help obese people lose weight, scientists sayHumans carry the set of four genes which have been named after the mammals But scientists found when these are turned off animals gain more we...

Brits will get free vouchers for losing weight in new obesity plans

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Brits to be bribed with cinema tickets and shopping vouchers under No10's obesity plans with overweight adults given Fitbit-style watches to monitor their food intake and exercise levelsNew 'lose pounds to get £s' sy...

Size 20 woman says body positivity doesn’t promote obesity

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Size 20 influencer who suffers from inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lipidema hits back at claims the 'body positivity' movement promotes obesity and says she exercises regularly despite her conditionsEmily ...

The experts weigh in on how to beat our obesity crisis

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The experts weigh in on how to beat our obesity crisis: From weight loss surgery for children to recording everything you eat - what ARE the practical solutions to help millions of Britons at risk of type 2 diabetes?...

Nose spray filled with love hormone oxytocin ‘may help fight obesity’

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Nose spray filled with 'love hormone' oxytocin could help fight obesity, study showsTests shows one squirt in each nostril is enough to stop us thinking about food Scientists think the spray could help tackle Britain...

Workplace cafeterias can cut portion sizes to stop obesity, study says

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Time to ditch the lunchtime chips? Cutting your meal size in the office canteen by just 14% can help you to shed the pounds, study findsResearchers made changes to menus at 19 workplace cafeterias across the UK They ...

It’s time to stop sugar-coating obesity

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Dr Ellie: 'It’s time to stop sugar-coating obesity' With two-thirds of adults in the UK now overweight, our health is at crisis point, says GP Dr Ellie Cannon. She reveals the complex reasons behind it – and why will...

EVE SIMMONS: Why a Frosties tax will not tackle childhood obesity

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Hands off our Frosties! I grew up on Coco Pops and renewed calls for a sugar tax on popular cereals will only worsen the REAL cause of childhood obesity - poverty - writes EVE SIMMONS Throughout my childhood, my morn...

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