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Chocolate and health: What are the benefits of chocolate?

660,990 tonnes of chocolate are eaten every year in the UK - that’s around 11 Kg of chocolate per person per year, but are there possible benefits of chocolate? 
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1 in 8 Americans show signs of food addiction

1 in 8 Americans over 50 may have a food addiction to processed food – especially amongst older adults who are overweight or experiencing poor mental health or isolation.
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The UK must get serious about sugar reduction

Action on Sugar is calling for the government to start taking sugar reduction seriously for the sake of the nation's health, environment and economy,

Eating late at night increases risk of obesity, here’s why

Dieticians regularly warn against eating late at night but why is this and how does it affect body weight? New research reveals all.
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Does eating earlier in the day aid weight loss?

“Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper” - is there any scientific evidence behind eating the bulk of daily calories early in the day to promote weight loss?
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How to tackle diet-resistant obesity and weight loss

The study that is reshaping the science of diet-resistant obesity by by promoting personalised weight loss programmes.
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Unusual signs and symptoms of raised cholesterol

Many people only become aware for the first time that they have a high cholesterol level, only when they are admitted to hospital with a heart attack.
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Green tea extract improves metabolic syndrome and gut health

Consuming green tea extract for four weeks improves metabolic syndrome by lowering risk of high blood pressure, obesity and inflammation.
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People with obesity have a 55% increased risk of developing depression

Long-term, high-fat diets both expand the waistline and shrink the brain, heightening the chances of mental illness for people with obesity.
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The US obesity epidemic is severe – who is gaining weight?

It's well-known that there is a US obesity crisis, but data was largely unavailable on the long-term weight gain of US adults - until now.
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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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