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Unhealthy food promotion will be restricted in retailers from October 2022

Promotions on food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from October 2022, UK government announces.
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Queen’s Speech addresses key obesity prevention plans

Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, ponders the Queen's speech discussing the Government’s commitment to legislate their key obesity prevention plans by 2022.
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Study finds 30.8% of hospitalised COVID patients are obese

An international study examined hospitalised COVID patients across 11 countries - finding that obese patients are 73% more likely to need invasive respiratory support.
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45% of people living with obesity have healthy blood pressure

Scientists have discovered that up to 45% of people living with obesity have healthy blood pressure, glucose and lipid levels - protecting them from the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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People with obesity nearly three times as likely to get Type 2 diabetes

New research by the American Heart Association finds that obesity is a factor in almost half of all new cases, with obese individuals significantly more likely to get Type 2 diabetes.

Britain’s obesity plan: The top three ways we can transform our health

Stephen Jones, CEO and Co-Founder at Nourish Fit Food, discusses how Britain's obesity plan will continue to fail unless the concept of health itself is radically redefined.
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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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