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Has the NHS got it wrong on obesity?

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  The House of Commons Health Committee have questioned why the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity? MPs called for urgent steps to help people understand the wider health benefits of physical activity. “The committee regards it as inexplicable and unacceptable that the NHS is now spending more on bariatric […]

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New World Health Organisation Guidelines on Sugar

World Health Organization to Issue New Guidance on Sugar Consumption. Back in 2002 the WHO issued a recommendation that calorie intake from sugar, including naturally present sugars in Honey, Fruit Juice and Fruit Concentrates, should not exceed 10%. However the experts now believe that 10% is too high and a target figure for sugar to […]

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What are the health risks of obesity?

What are the health risks of obesity? The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled since 1980. Experts now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions. A person is considered obese if they are very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Some experts believe obesity is responsible […]

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NATIONAL OBESITY FORUM (UK) REPORT ON LOW CALORIE SWEETENERS

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 25 January at 2:30 PM NATIONAL OBESITY FORUM (UK) REPORT ON LOW CALORIE SWEETENERS   This is an article from The National Obesity Forum which give another side the the sweetener debate. One detail I find worrying is that this report and the round table discussion were sponsered by Coca-Cola. The arguement against high concentrations […]

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