Obesity in the News

Articles featured below include news about or mention of obesity.

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

Oxford Uni Study links economic insecurity with obesity

Oxford researchers compared 11 affluent countries and found that those with a liberal market regime (strong market incentives and relatively weak welfare states) experienced one-third more obesity ...

07 Jan '11

Quantity & Locations of Takeaways correlated with childhood obesity

More evidence of the link between childhood obesity and junk food has been uncovered by researchers at the University of Leeds, England. The study by Dr Lorna Fraser and Dr Kimberley Edwards shows...

20 Sep '10

Active play is important for children's physical activity

Many young people do not meet current UK physical activity guidelines. Preventing the decline in physical activity that occurs as children enter adolescence may reduce future risk of cardiovascular...

21 Jul '10 | Child Development | UK

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