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Obesity focus: A look at Johnson’s fight against fat

Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, discusses the beginnings of Boris Johnson's fight against fat.
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Marketing unhealthy foods to kids

Here, the regulations on the marketing of unhealthy foods to kids are discussed as critical to reducing obesity.
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The importance of the gut microbiome in chronic digestive diseases

Leading digestive health experts and MEP Sarah Wiener address how healthy nutrition, starting from a young age, can help to reduce the risk of chronic digestive diseases and improve the health of our gut microbiome.
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Taxes on sugary beverages and ultra-processed food: Noncommunicable disease and obesity prevention strategies

Discussing taxes on sugary beverages, important components of noncommunicable disease (NCDs) and obesity prevention strategies.
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Protecting children from harmful food marketing

Professor Amandine Garde highlights the growing recognition of unhealthy food marketing as a major children’s rights issue, and what can and should be done to address it.
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Solving the obesity epidemic: Is Artificial Intelligence the answer?

Dr. S. Vincent Grasso, Global Practice Lead: Healthcare & Life Sciences at IPsoft discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) may hold the key to solving the obesity epidemic and relieving pressure on healthcare services.
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Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity

Dame Sally calls time on childhood obesity, writes Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum.
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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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