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Why ‘Diet’ Fizzy Drinks Could Add Inches to Your Waistline

Drinking diet fizzy drinks but struggling to lose weight? You might not be alone. New research suggests that low-calorie ‘sugar free’ versions of soft drinks might actually prove to be a hindrance for those looking to shed some excess weight. … 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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Obesity could cause 700,000 new cancer cases within 20 years

A new health report has warned that the growing obesity crisis in the UK could result in more than 700,000 new cancer cases associated with excess weight in the next 20 years. The stark warning comes from a study published … Continue reading

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Sugar is catastrophic for the body, study suggests

Sugar is getting an increasingly bad rap. Only last week, a leaked report by government advisory group Public Health England – which health secretary Jeremy Hunt initially tried to keep hushed – pinpointed sugar’s role in a soaring obesity crisis and … Continue reading

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