The girl who should have weighed three stone was seized by Newport social workers last summer
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Obese drivers are more likely to die in car crashes than other motorists, scientists have found.
Monday 21 January 2013
Coca-Cola is trying to stop Americans getting fat. Spot the irony in that sentence. But some truth lies therein. Last week Coke launched its first “anti-obesity” advertising campaign, with a two-minute TV commercial on mainstream news channels, followed by another ad during American Idol.
Friday 11 January 2013
Every Sunday morning, in a working-class suburb of Granada, there is a crowded, sprawling market. Unlike the city centre, which is decidedly posh, it bustles with immigrants from North Africa and local farmers with strong Andalucian accents. They sell misshapen vegetables, twisted red and green peppers which taste wonderful roasted with olive oil and garlic, and tomatoes so juicy they're almost splitting open.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Beyoncé is, quite literally, the face of Pepsi. Last month she had the logo of the drinks giant printed across her lips, and on February 3rd, at the Super Bowl halftime show, she'll rock a stadium to promote Coca-Cola's longtime rival. For this and other efforts, the singer is being paid the handsome fee of $50 million: but even such vast quantities of cash shouldn't convince stars to sell soda, argues Mark Bittman in the New York Times.
Thursday 03 January 2013
Overweight benefit claimants could have their money docked if they refuse exercise regimes prescribed by doctors under pioneering council plans.
Thursday 03 January 2013
It was, given its timing, unexpectedly good news: as thousands were poised to begin New Year diets, US researchers reported on 1 January that being overweight could extend your life.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.
Saturday 15 December 2012
Monday 10 December 2012
Pointing the finger of blame at others for our poor health and obesity isn't acceptable.
Saturday 17 November 2012
Britain is the fattest nation in Western Europe, with more than a quarter of the population ranked as obese.
Friday 16 November 2012
The number of people living with diabetes is soaring in the United States, as 18 states had at least a doubling in those with the illness since 1995, a government survey found.
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