Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade.

Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Bariatric surgery, such as fitting gastric bands, can cut the fatal risks from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.