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Childhood obesity linked to differences in the brain

Scientists at the University of Cambridge recently found that childhood obesity is associated with differences in brain structure, compared to the brains of children who are normal weight.
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Anti-starvation mechanism identified as obesity cause

Researchers suggest that a molecular anti-starvation mechanism may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic.
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£1.5 million awarded to councils to tackle childhood obesity

Five local councils will be awarded £100,000 a year over a 3-year period to help them tackle childhood obesity and health inequalities.
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Checks from early age crucial to stop child obesity

University of Oxford and Manchester researchers found that children monitored regularly for height and weight from an early age will be less likely to experience child obesity.
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Addressing the childhood obesity crisis

Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health challenges of our generation but it is not on everyone’s agenda despite the staggering statistics which continue to get worse.
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The childhood obesity challenge: Improving the health of the next generation

Adam Fletcher, Head of British Heart Foundation (BHF) Wales tells us exactly what the key ingredients are for improving the health of the next generation during the childhood obesity challenge.
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Restricting promotion of foods causing child obesity

The 12-week consultation on child obesity asks should there be more restrictions on how retailers promote food and drink that is high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS).
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Sugar tax revenue helps tackle childhood obesity

Soft drinks manufacturers and traders have paid an extra £153.8 million in tax since April as part of the government's initiative to tackle childhood obesity
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New Change4Life campaign set to help families cut back on sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar after research reveals children have already exceeded the maximum sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the age of 10.
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Primary school PE could be ‘transformed for a generation’ by new funding

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of primary school PE across schools in England
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Research reveals students are not getting enough exercise at school

More than a third of students (37%) worldwide don’t exercise at school, according to new research by Cambridge International What’s more, girls are less likely than boys to play sport at school, with two in five female students (41%) saying they don’t take part in school sports, versus 28% of...
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Sugar intake in children – more than just a weight issue

Sugar intake, particularly in children, is a hot topic in the media these days. However, government data suggests that children are still far exceeding the maximum recommended sugar consumption every day
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Public Health England issues new “how to tackle obesity” plan to schools

Public Health England- in partnership with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)- has released the briefing for their upcoming ‘how to tackle obesity’ guide for education providers
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Fitness providers support the government’s new childhood obesity strategy

According to latest research, nearly a third of children today aged two to 15 are classed as overweight or obese and younger generations are experiencing childhood obesity at earlier ages.
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Severe obesity in children reaches record high

Levels of severe obesity in children aged 10 to 11 years have reached the highest point since records began, according to new figures published today by Public Health England

A fragmented approach to child health is damaging the long-term health of the UK

A fragmented approach to child health is damaging the long-term health of the UK, warns President of The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Professor Russell Viner.
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Tackling the UK’s obesity epidemic

Professor Russell Viner from the Royal College of Paediatrics shares his thoughts on the UK Government’s strategy to tackle the UK’s obesity epidemic
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How Europe should act on childhood obesity

Nikolai Pushkarev, Policy Officer at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), outlines the importance of tackling obesity in children. We are drowning in declarations, strategies and action plans dedicated to tackling the problem of obesity.  But today, about 40 years after the start of obesity’s spectacular ascent, the World Health Organisation...

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