Experts blame the affects of a western diet
'Weight loss is very difficult and a significant number of people are not successful in achieving their weight loss goals with diet changes and exercise'
A quarter of primary school age children are overweight or obese
Researchers believe gut bacteria, which influences two per cent of a person's body weight, could lie dormant and survive outside the body, before transferring to other people
The smartest foods to eat to avoid disease, from Japan to France
Experts stressed importance of not letting obesity divert attention away from poor nutrition
Using public transport was shown to be more beneficial than driving
Insulin has a part to play in the harm sugar can cause
Appetite switch controlled by amount of glucose sugar circulating in the bloodstream, which naturally rises after a meal
Local Government Association say town halls 'urgently' need new ways to combat rising rates of childhood obesity
Chancellor's surprise announcement obscures the barrage of grim economic news contained in the Budget
George Osborne has imposed a tax on soft drinks manufacturers
The University of Warwick's Professor Jan Brosens believes we should change the way we think about miscarriage
The new diet has already seen a change in Jabba the hedgehog
'I don't think she looked incredible. I think she looks unhealthy'
The Children's Obesity Strategy report was expected to be published in February