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Obesity Set to Overtake Smoking As Biggest Cancer Cause

New research suggests that one in ten new female cancer cases will be caused by excess weight by 2035, and this is only 2,000 less than tobacco currently. Therefore, it is worth considering the serious dangers of both obesity and … Continue reading

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Medical Specialists are Getting Active with the Physical Activity Campaign.

Increasing physical activity has the potential to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the nation as a whole. Medical Specialists want to see more people being physically active. This campaign runs from July … Continue reading

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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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Maybe It Doesn’t Cost a Lot to Eat Healthier After All!

I’m sure a lot of you will have heard somebody complain that ‘healthy food is too expensive’ and this is the mantra they stick with as they load their shopping basket up with junk food such as ready meals. Some … Continue reading

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Major Clampdown Planned on Obesity in the NHS

With almost 700,000 of 1.3 million NHS staff being overweight or obese, this means more than half of them have a body mass index of 25 or over. Therefore, officials have realised drastic action needs to be taken to curtail … Continue reading

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