Obesity in the News

Articles featured below include news about or mention of obesity.

By 2043 obesity might exceed smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in women

Cancer Research UK has launched a UK-wide campaign to increase awareness that obesity is a cause of cancer. According to one report, 25 years from now being overweight or obese might lead to more c...

25 Sep | Obesity | UK

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations

Physical exercise such as cycling or using a treadmill to run at a gym can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood. This suggestion follows from a recent ...

20 Jun | Obesity

Brits walk less than one mile per day

According to recent research made available by Cancer Research UK's 'Walk All Over Cancer' campaign, on a typical weekday more than half (52%) of UK adults walk a mile or less while 17% walk less t...

25 May '17 | Healthy Exercise | UK

European Obesity Day 2017

European Obesity Day 2017 is an opportunity to raise awareness of the health issues associated with obesity and the challenges people face when trying to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

20 May '17 | Obesity | Europe

Obesity and alcohol use in Australia

Increasing numbers of Australians are suffering from the adverse effects of weight gain, obesity and excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks. Leading public health experts blame such ill-health o...

05 Apr '16 | Obesity | Australia

AMA endorses 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines (USA)

The AMA welcomes 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, a report detailing recent nutritional advice for Americans. Described on health.gov as an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers...

08 Jan '16 | Nutrition | USA

Vet charity warning about pet obesity

Pet obesity is a major animal health issue. Almost half of adults surveyed recently were not aware of the risks to and adverse effects on their pets health posed by obesity, which can include the r...

25 Mar '15 | Pet Health | UK

Young smokers father fatter sons

Recent study finds that the teenage sons of men who started smoking cigarettes frequently before the age of 11 years had more body fat than their peers e.g. school friends. A similar effect was fou...

02 Apr '14 | Smoking | Bristol (UK)

Obesity & childhood asthma

Recent US study finds that high levels of airbourne pollutants (exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) was associated with asthma among obese children to a much greater extent that exposure ...

31 Jan '14 | Obesity | USA

Belly fat could prevent cancer killing cells from doing their job

Recent research conducted in Ireland has revealed that carrying excess fat on the waistline could prevent cancer killing cells, a type of white blood cells called T-cells, from performing their fun...

05 Dec '13 | Cancer | Ireland

Is obesity a disease ?

Does it really make sense to classify obesity as a disease ? The AMA's new policy of classifying obesity as a disease has attracted much interest and comment, including considerable criticism from ...

25 Jun '13 | Obesity | USA

Regulation of junk food advertising on Children's TV in the UK

Effect of UK regulation of TV advertising of junk food directed at children on TV adverts of food products actually broadcast in UK. Research from Liverpool University shows minimal impact of regul...

02 Oct '12 | Child Welfare

Causes of snacking (leading to high BMI)

The nucleus accumbens region of the brain is associated with motivation and reward and has been found to play a significant role in a person's drive to eat between meals, so-called snacking being a...

23 Jul '12 | Overeating | Bristol

Mother's diet affects child's likelihood of obesity

Epigenetic change has been found to be important in explaining recent research about the diets of expectant mothers and the likelihood of their offspring developing obesity issues as they grow up. ...

18 Apr '11 | Pregnancy

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