Diabetes consumes 10 per cent of the NHS budget in Britain, where almost two-thirds of people are too large. Even in the poorest countries, more people go to bed each night now having consumed too many calories than go to sleep hungry
'It is unlikely that a single action would be effective in reducing sugar intakes'
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
Under existing guidelines, junk food adverts are banned for television transmission of children's programmes, but not for online viewing of the same content
Growing evidence suggests that artificial light can affect the metabolism
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
Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum have called for a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks
Tests showed that a person weighing 23 stone sees objects as being twice as far away as someone of nine stone
Instead of deals, Sainsbury's is planning to deliver lower regular prices
New report by Olympian and adventurer James Cracknell also backs a sugar tax
It will take a decade to change attitudes to food, and cooking has to be a central part of the school day, with compulsory school meals that pupils help to prepare
Researchers find that nearly half of the 24.4 million Americans considered to be 'obese' are, in fact, healthy, as are the 19.8 million deemed 'overweight'
Billions of servings of pop are consumed worldwide each day
Carol Beverly went into cardiac arrest at her home in Dorset as firefighters tried to decide whether to remove a window to reach her