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New UK service launched to improve wellbeing and weight

New UK service launched to improve wellbeing and weight

New services have now been launched across England that will support people to achieve a healthy weight and improve their wellbeing. As part of the...
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Children’s processed food consumption must be reduced, warn experts

Experts have called for urgent action to tackle British children’s consumption of 'exceptionally high' proportions of ultra-processed foods. A study, led by Imperial College London,...
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£6m project to investigate role of food in child and environmental health

UK universities will be leading a £6m project to study food and health with an aim to improve the health of future generations and...
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Can saliva biomarkers predict obesity in children?

Researchers have found a molecular marker in saliva that has been linked to childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children. Research published in...
Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Early weaning from breastfeeding is associated with both the development of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as...
Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

New resources that hope to encourage children to eat vegetables have been launched. The resources, based on the evidence that children who are exposed to...
Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes: an emerging health threat can lead to type 2 diabetes

A new study has shown that nearly one in five adolescents aged 12-18 years, and one in five young adults aged 19-34 years, are...

High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity

Children born to women who have high blood levels of lead are more likely be overweight or obese. This is compared to those whose mothers...
Recommended daily sugar allowance exceeded by young children

Recommended daily sugar allowance exceeded by young children

Young children in the UK surpass the maximum recommended daily sugar allowance, this being around 2,800 excess sugar cubes per year. According to PHE (Public...
Study shows paediatric asthma can be avoided if obesity was eliminated

Study shows paediatric asthma can be avoided if obesity was eliminated

According to research led by Nemours Children's Health System, 10% of paediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated. Now published in...
Sugar tax news: research shows staggering support for sugar reduction

Sugar tax news: research shows staggering support for sugar reduction

New survey from Public Health England (PHE) shows overwhelming public support for decreasing sugar and calories in everyday foods, bringing a positive wave of...
Vigorous exercise: could this decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes occurring in children?

Vigorous exercise: could this decrease type 2 diabetes in children?

According to a new study conducted by the University of Eastern Finland, vigorous exercise can vastly reduce the risk factors of type 2 diabetes...
Severe obesity reaches record high in 10 to 11 year olds

Severe obesity reaches record high in 10 to 11 year olds

The level of severe obesity cases in children aged 10 to 11 years has reached record highs, according to new figures published today by...
Child obesity: 22,000 ten- and 11-year-old's in England are severely obese

Child obesity: 22,000 ten- and 11-year-olds in England are severely obese

New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed worrying figures regarding child obesity, saying that over 20,000 children aged ten and 11...

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