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Heart attack risk is also lessened in men who exercise in their teen years
Experts aim to emulate the reduction in salt levels in our diet
A 10-year-old Birmingham schoolgirl has highlighted the obesity epidemic facing the city - weighing in at 22 stone 11 lbs.
Fast food restaurant McDonald’s has advised its own staff that a burger, fries and soft drink is an “unhealthy choice”.
If your child is overweight and it impacts their health there is action you should take. But that shouldn't involve inflicting the misery of body-awareness and calorie counting
Jane Ellison has announced her first priority is urging construction workers to 'get into shape'
Nearly half Year 11 pupils are unfit says 'frightening' study, sparking calls for action
The child had a Body Mass Index of 41 had continued to gain weight despite efforts to control his diet
Research from British Heart Foundation warns of health problems affecting a generation, from lack of exercise to dietary issues
Figures revealing children with levels of body fat far above what is considered a healthy range have outlined the scale of England's childhood obesity problem.
Letters to parents warning that their children are overweight will be toned down, after complaints that the wording was too upsetting.
The problem is that it won't just be used by disabled people. It will also be used by fat people who cannot be bothered to jog. And that bothers me.
All major UK supermarkets have already signed up to the voluntary food labelling scheme
Five-year-old dog weighs more than the average UK woman
New mortality data highlights serious divisions across England but is intended to help councils improve public health
Malnutrition now costs the world $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trn) – or $500 for every person– in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations has warned.