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Nutrition Transition Program

Nutrition Transition Program – dietary intake and physical activity

Studying dynamic shifts in dietary intake and physical activity patterns, obesity and other nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
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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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Government announces £135 million investment in health research

New government investment in health research will help tackle the biggest challenges over the next 5 years, including dementia, obesity and mental health.
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How can medical marijuana help people lose weight?

Michael Jacobs, marketing and creative content specialist at GotVape.com offers his insight into how medical marijuana has the potential to help people lose weight.
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Scientists discover gene that prevents obesity

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
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Weight loss can put Type 2 diabetes into remission for two years

36% of people with Type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme delivered in NHS primary care are in remission two years later.
environmental chemicals

Are environmental chemicals contributing to the obesity epidemic?

A group of experts from the University of California, Davis and the University of Southern California explain the extent to which environmental chemicals are contributing to the obesity epidemic.

Study reveals least active regions in England

Golfsupport illustrates the least active regions in the UK and the London boroughs who need to take part in more physical activity.
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Committee asks UK government: where is the Minister for Hunger?

The Government does not fully understand the relationship between food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition.
mental illness

Severe mental illness sufferers experience worse physical health

Public Health England have released a report which shows those suffering with severe mental illnesses experience worse physical health compared to the general population.
childhood obesity

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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Type 2 diabetes: Progressing novel scientific insight into new medicine

The gap in the long process of progressing a novel scientific insight into a new medicine is often called “the valley of death”. Read below to understand how the strategic alliance between University of Oxford and Novo Nordisk is aiming to combat type 2 diabetes by bridging this gap.
diabesity

The challenge facing patients with ‘Diabesity’

Chester Medical school shed light on the link between obesity and diabetes, the challenge facing patients with ‘Diabesity’ and the research contribution of the school in solving this problem
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Tackling the root cause of Type 2 diabetes: Obesity

Kristoffer From, CEO of Liva Healthcare and Simon Pickup, UK Managing Director at Liva Healthcare share their thoughts on why obesity is key to tackling the root cause of Type 2 diabetes

Can leisure centres hold the key to success for rehabilitation?

Ellen Rowles from Action PR highlights how local community leisure centres play a key role in rehabilitation and ease the burden on GPs A growing amount of evidence has shown that the average workload for GPs has increased 16% over the past seven years resulting in GPs resigning at a...
Health Promotion

Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila explains how she aims to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland Finland has a long successful history of health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). Activities to influence the NCD’s were started in the early 70’s when...
UK's obesity epidemic

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

PEGASO – Fit for Future

The PEGASO team explain the challenges to healthcare obesity represents and how the Fit for Future project aims to tackle them

New plans to reduce childhood obesity in the UK unveiled

An investment of £5 million has been announced by the Department of Health for a new childhood obesity policy research unit The new unit at University College London will look at the causes of childhood obesity and support the delivery of the childhood obesity plan. The National Institute for Health Research...
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Obesity, liver cancer, metastasis: Future consequences for Europe

Mathias Heikenwälder at the German Cancer Research Center warns of the impact of modern lifestyles and the obesity epidemic on liver cancer and metastasis Alterations in lifestyles over the last decades, including high caloric diets combined with sedentarism, have increased the worldwide incidence of overweight and metabolic syndrome, characterised by...

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