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A Type 2 diagnosis every three minutes

Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 0 Comments
Marking the start of NHS England’s Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week, Diabetes UK has released new analysis which shows that one person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales. With just over two hundred thousand people read more »

NEWS REPORT on Weight of Expectation comic

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 | 0 Comments
The focus on the drive to tackle obesity should be more about health, not weight, according to Dr Oli Williams. Dr Oli Williams, a leading sociologist from the East Midlands, believes there should be an overhaul of current health campaigns, which he claims read more »

Why sitting sucks

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Prolonged periods of sedentary time strongly associated with fat around internal organs according to a study. A team of researchers from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, UK – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – read more »

The health benefits of a cup of tea

Friday, November 25th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Had a busy time sorting out the season? Put your feet up and have a cup of tea. It now looks like tea can be proven to be an important source of fluoride and the longer you leave it to brew, the read more »

Obesity strategy delay

Monday, April 25th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Members of the Obesity Health Alliance, a campaign group which formed last November to tackle obesity, has expressed concern about the increased risks to children’s health caused by the delay of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy. The Government’s strategy has already been delayed read more »

WHO’s ‘too much’ tool will help fight obesity and the rise of diabetes

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 | 0 Comments
Addressing the fact that across the World Health Organisation’s European Region children are regularly exposed to marketing that promotes foods and drinks high in energy, saturated fats, trans fatty acids, sugars and salt, the WHO Regional Office for Europe has developed a read more »

New obesity and diabetes tsar

Monday, April 1st, 2013 | 0 Comments
JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, has welcomed the appointment of Dr Jonathan Valabhji as the new National Clinical Director for obesity and diabetes for England. Karen Addington, Chief Executive of JDRF, said: “Dr Valabhji’s background as a clinician specialising in diabetes is read more »

Fat attack

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Health professionals from surgeons and psychiatrists to paediatricians and GPs are joining forces under the umbrella of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges (AoMRC) to start an evidence-gathering inquiry on what it claims is the single greatest public health threat in the read more »