Obesity

Global cost of obesity-related illness to make $1.2 tn a year from 2025

Health bill will be enormous onu without more preventative measures to check worsening epidemic, say experts The cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2 tn every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates. Obesity and smoking are …

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Celebrities ‘mainly plug nutrient-poor, high-sugar products’

-Alist music superstars are unknowingly contributing to childhood obesity, according to research by New York University Celebrity endorsements for food and drinking products from -Alist stars including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, will.i.am, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, overwhelmingly plug brands that are nutrient poor and high in sugar, according to researchers investigating the impact of …

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Sugar is poison. My heart attack has finally opened my eyes to the truth | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Loose canon: Globally, diabetes has almost quadrupled in 35 years and yet the multibillion-dollar sugar industry is happy to keep us in the dark about why I am now a member of the zipper club. I know, I thought it sounded rude too. But apparently its the club name for those of us who have …

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Study: Seasons have little effect on dieting app reporting but the working day of week does

If you’ve gotten three apps and a Fitbit so you can get skinnier this year, don’t fret so much about summer beach season or holiday weight gain. Instead, worry about Thursday. Researchers at University of South Carolina found that self-reporting of food was integral to weight loss but that self-reporters often fell off, apparently around …

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