Tag - Obesity

Physical activity for a healthy weight: an exercise in futility?

Two years ago, a report was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggesting that while exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or neurodegenerative disease, it does not help with obesity or to prevent long-term weight gain.

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9 dumbfounded tweets in response to the childhood obesity plan

The Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan had stoked controversy even before it was released after being persistently delayed.

Originally slated for publication in December 2015, the plan was eventually put online on 1 August 2016 to the immediate derision from seemingly the whole health sector.

Doctors, charities, researchers and a range of other health campaigners have viewed their dismay over a plan that has been branded with a host of negative reaction from ‘disappointing’ and ‘frustrating’ to ‘RUBBISH’.

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Can my child safely lose weight through eating fat?

Children becoming overweight is nothing new but it is becoming more and more common. The Obesity Health Alliance notes that one in three children are overweight or obese.

You may be hoping that your child’s weight recovers back to normal later in teenage years or adulthood but the sooner a healthy weight can be resolved, the better.

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Top 7 excuses not to exercise – and why they can be addressed

There really aren’t many reasons why you shouldn’t be able to exercise.

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General Election 2015: Which party offers more to people with diabetes?

It’s election time – that glorious few weeks or months when everyone furrows their brows in an attempt to make sense of the many complex issues facing the UK, trying to make an informed choice as to which party is best to address them.

This time around, healthcare is the biggest issue, and the future of the NHS. It’s vast and complicated, and one of the big talking points is diabetes. But who offers the best programme for people with the condition?

Furrow no more – this is a quick (but thorough) guide to diabetes and the general election.

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“Dracula in charge of the blood bank”: financial links between sugar industry and obesity scientists causes controversy

Professor Susan Jebb is an academic at the University of Oxford, one of Britain’s leading experts on obesity and the role of sugar in our diets. And it just so happens that her research has received £1.3million of funding from sugar companies.

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“Sympathy for the obese with diabetes? Nope”: Katie Hopkins’ 10 most bizarre comments on obesity and type 2 diabetes

So, you’ve probably heard of Katie Hopkins? You know, the lady from the 2006 series of The Apprentice who is now somewhat of a “TV personality”.

Every so often Hopkins, who runs a business consultancy firm and writes a column for The Sun, will appear on television, say controversial things, and use Twitter to elaborate on her views. She has over 320,000 followers on the social network site.

Obese and overweight people have long been a target of Hopkins’ vitriol, which has often found type 2 diabetes brought to mainstream attention for all the wrong reasons.

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Man puts on two stone from 10 Coca-Cola cans a day

A man from Los Angeles who took on the challenge of drinking 10 cans of Coca-Cola a day put on a staggering two stone within a month.

George Prior, 50, was extremely fit before he took on the challenge. He embarked on the “Coke diet” to illustrate the amount of sugar in one of the world’s most popular drinks.

A regular can of Coca-Cola contains a staggering 35g of sugar, the equivalent of seven cubes, which many would surely reject as an accompanying snack with lunch.

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