Plus: Could a jab really do the weight-watching for you?
With Jamie Oliver declaring an all-out war on sugar, the debate around health and nutrition in the UK is louder than ever. We are constantly seeking to debunk or clear up misconceptions around what we eat and drink on a regular basis.
Going for the 'low-fat' option may not be the best idea
To my utter dismay, I spotted a young boy, probably no older than fourteen. Fourteen years old, and about fourteen stone. Dressed in his repulsive fluorescent school uniform, his face was flushed red from the almost impossible task of standing upright. In his hand? A two litre bottle of Sprite
Potatoes have emerged as a key culprit in the five-a-day diet
Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and tends to be diagnosed in older people
Critics have described the move as 'ridiculous' and 'shockingly sexist'
Researchers say a smaller plate could cut consumption by up to 16%
The hysteria around obesity in this country is starting to get silly
The UK is in danger of surpassing the 'doomsday scenario' portrayed in the 2007 report
Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
Heart attack risk is also lessened in men who exercise in their teen years
The girl who should have weighed three stone was seized by Newport social workers last summer
As new guidelines are issues in the US, specialist causes must not be overlooked
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