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How does obesity threaten the US military’s mission readiness?

The obesity epidemic has a grave impact on the US military’s mission readiness, by limiting the number of available recruits and decreasing re-enlistment candidacy.
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Research shows vegan diets can improve type 2 diabetes

Research finds that vegan diets can help type 2 diabetes patients to lower blood sugar – with meaningful results in just 12 weeks.
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Public health interventions necessary to fight childhood obesity

Katharine Jenner, Director of Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, explains how childhood obesity remains a key issue and how junk food prices contribute.
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Health information lacks sex-specific research about women

Current health guidelines are based on studies in men - lacking sex-specific research for issues like obesity, hypertension, and diabetes in women.
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UK law now requires calorie information on menus

The UK government will now fine food businesses £2,500, if they don't put calorie information on menus.
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What healthy habits can help weight-loss success?

People who have successfully lost weight share their tips and healthy habits for keeping their weight off long term – including eating healthily, exercising, and setting daily goals.
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Could warning images on products deter childhood obesity?

A study finds that parents are less likely to buy sugary drinks when they have warnings about health on their labels – reducing sugary drink purchases by 17%.
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Female reproductive disorders may be heightened by obesity

Researchers find a link between obesity, metabolic hormones, and female reproductive disorders - suggesting obesity may elevate the risk.
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What social risk factors affect obesity rates?

Risk factors such as living alone, poverty, low level of education and unemployment have all been linked to increased rates of obesity
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Binge-watching TV increases likelihood of blood clots by 35%

Scientists suggest taking breaks when binge-watching TV to avoid blood clots - with four hour sessions increasing the likelihood by 35%.
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Sweeteners during pregnancy can influence risk of obesity in babies

A new study identifies changes in metabolism in babies when mothers consumed sweeteners during pregnancy, potentially heightening their risk of obesity.
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Burning and tingling in feet could indicate small fiber neuropathy

The number of people experiencing foot pain, numbness and tingling has increased and could indicate small fiber neuropathy.
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Unhealthy high street, healthy children

Rachael Smith, from Tidemill Academy, tells us about the schools initiative to fight the unhealthy high street and improve child obesity rates with physically active learning.
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How to naturally lower your cholesterol levels

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, shares her tips on how to naturally lower your cholesterol levels without using medication.
malnutrition, pregnancy

The burden of malnutrition

Christine Hancock, Co-founder of C3 Collaborating for Health, and C3 Associate and nutritionist Nathalie Vauterin, explore how poverty, dietary behaviours, and food systems impact malnutrition.
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An end to obesity – no longer a pipedream?

Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, discusses whether an end to obesity is no longer a pipedream.
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Keto diet risk to pregnant women and kidney disease patients

New analysis of ketogenic (keto) diets discovers health risks, including cancer, to pregnant women and patients with kidney disease.
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Changing food labelling will help consumers make healthier choices

Rachel Bradford, Nutrition Policy Manager, Danone UK, expresses the need for an urgent change to our front of pack food labelling system to help consumers make healthier choices.

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.
obesity prevention

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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