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Can We Trust BMI to Measure Obesity?

Around 60% of adults in the UK are overweight or obese, according to a 2013 study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. They are labelled this way because of their body mass index, or BMI. We are used … Continue reading

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Over a third of 60-70 year olds are battling the bulge

Scottish researchers claim that despite being a problem mainly associated among younger people, obesity is more widespread than first thought and over a third of 60 to 70-year-olds are now at a dangerous weight level. The team involved in the … Continue reading

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Health watchdog warn doctors not to blame obese patients for being fat

Doctors have been warned to refrain from blaming and pointing the finger at patients for being overweight or obese. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have created new draft guidance for tackling obesity, and in particularly the … Continue reading

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Gut bacteria could be heavily linked to obesity risk

A team of scientists have found that ‘good’ gut bacteria could play a key role in determining if you become or overweight or obese and help to protect against suffering from a heart attack or stroke – medical problems often … Continue reading

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Almost 80% of adults don’t do enough exercise

Nearly eight out of every 10 adults in England may not be getting enough exercise each week and putting their health at risk. This worrying statistic comes from a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and conducted … Continue reading

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