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Not enough exercise could be fuelling obesity crisis

A drastic decline in the amount of exercise people are engaging in, rather than diet and overeating, is the primary factor behind an increasingly worrying obesity epidemic, according to new research. We often hear that a diet high in saturated … 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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Obesity crisis worsens as 11-year-old boy reaches 24 stone

England’s childhood obesity epidemic could be much worse than first thought following the publication of alarming NHS statistics which show that seven school children have tipped the scales at over 20 stone. The figures come from the National Child Measurement … 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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30-stone woman demands taxpayer-funded gastric op

A woman who weighs 30-stone and ironically married to a qualified fitness instructor, has demanded gastric surgery on the NHS after claiming she is too big to work and cannot lose the weight. Wendy Phillips, a 46-year old mother-of-three from … Continue reading

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