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Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
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.
Unattractive designer Karl Lagerfeld has for years been rude about non-skinny females
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
Are we genuinely interested in tackling the complicated issue of increasing obesity in our young people, or do we just want to have someone to blame?
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.
Mark Wallace asked if I could add pictures to my Banned List of clichés, and nominated the first here. Lloyd Bracey, who teaches TV journalists, persuaded me to ban reporters referencing stormy waters, for example, over footage of the sea. But this is different. This is about reaching for the most obvious image with which to illustrate an abstract subject.
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