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It's a documentary that promises to be fascinating – but you'd be well-advised not to watch it over dinner.

Unhealthy lifestyles will see British children die before their parents

Research from British Heart Foundation warns of health problems affecting a generation, from lack of exercise to dietary issues

Sir Bradley Wiggins with Dani King (left) and Laura Trott start the Ride With Brad Sportive in Lancashire

Heavier Sir Bradley Wiggins adds weight to the idea that his Tour days may be over

Time trials are the way ahead as he gains over a stone for forthcoming World Championships

Patients attend a weight-loss clinic in the city of Tianjin.

China joins the fat-fighters' club

People’s waistlines are expanding as fast as the economy as fast food and lack of exercise hit nation’s health

Cocaine users 'thinner' because drug alters metabolism

Metabolic alteration explains why users gain weight during recovery

Last Night's Viewing: The Men Who Made Us Thin, BBC2 The Field of Blood, BBC1

In 1943, Louis Dublin, the chief actuary for US insurance giants Metropolitan Life, published a series of charts that changed the world. Dublin used data from four million policyholders to ascertain the optimal weight for long life. Overnight, more than half the population of America was reclassified as overweight. The Men Who Made Us Thin, Jacques Peretti's engaging follow-up to last year's The Man Who Made Us Fat, was full of such stories about the arbitrary nature of weight and the weight-loss industry.

Let mothers breastfeed - wherever they choose

A fall in breastfeeding harms the nation's health, and increases NHS spending

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Want help in getting fit and staying healthy? These clever apps do everything for you – except the exercise itself

The High Court, London

Woman with learning difficulties will be forcibly checked for possible cancer, judge rules

Woman aged 53 is frightened of hospitals and will be sedated

Obesity a growing problem as figures show 10-year-olds weighing over 20 stones

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.

Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek

Mother and partner who showed no remorse for murder of Daniel Pelka to serve at least 30 years in jail

Judge says four-year-old suffered incomprehensible brutality from Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek

Letters to parents warning that their children are overweight will be toned down

‘Overweight child’ letters given a more positive spin

Letters to parents warning that their children are overweight will be toned down, after complaints that the wording was too upsetting.

Victoria Climbié and Peter Connolly (Baby P) also died after being failed by officials

The Missed Chances: Victoria Climbie, Baby P, now Daniel Pelka - how could it happen again?

On his last day of school, Daniel Pelka was desperate for food. While other children made shapes with play jelly, he tried to eat it. He plucked a half-eaten pear from a bin and then grubbed around in a sandpit for dried beans that he tried to eat. Two days later, the four-year-old was dead.

Film review: Paradise: Hope (15)

Completing a trilogy begun with Love and continued in Faith, this is the gentlest and most amenable of Ulrich Seidl's dramas of female sexuality. Thirteen-year-old Melanie (Melanie Lenz) is spending the summer at an Austrian diet camp where "discipline" is the watchword for the tubby teen inmates.

Handout photo issued by West Midlands Police of Daniel Pelka who was battered to death by his mother and stepfather

Daniel Pelka murder: Grandmother blames UK social services over the four-year-old's death

A serious case review will investigate what opportunities to save Daniel were missed

Magdelena Luczak and Mariusz Krezolek

Starved, beaten, poisoned: The tragic death of Daniel Pelka at hands of mother and partner

Mother and her partner ‘took relish’ in reign of torture that led to murder of four-year-old boy

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