Category Archives: Obesity

Tackling obesity – What the UK can learn from other countries

This week 2020health is producing its third report on obesity: Tackling obesity – What the UK can learn from other countries. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults and children has never been higher in the UK, so what … Continue reading

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What should we be doing this JanUary?

Guest Blog by Professor David Hallam, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum We all know the NHS is under enormous pressure. It requires a near unprecedented cash influx from the Government, while still needing to make tens of billions in savings before the end of … Continue reading

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Getting the Christmas Parties Started!

Guest Blog by Sian Porter, Consultant Dietitian & Spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association With the festive party season kicking off, there is a tangible sense of excitement and frivolity. For many of us the Christmas period is the one … Continue reading

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No Silver Bullet for Obesity

Nadiya Hussain was recently crowned queen of a relatively new British institution: the Great British Bake-off – and a few weeks later was a star guest at the Women of the Year lunch on Park Lane. Yet in the same … Continue reading

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‘Who exactly becomes obese?’

Jack Nicholson once said, with my sunglasses on I am Jack Nicholson; without them I am fat and 60! With or without sunglasses, more than half of the UK adult population are now overweight or obese. ‘So what?’ cry the … Continue reading

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Obesity and Sugar – Successive governments have failed to act despite the warnings

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report out on Friday 17th makes recommendations on sugar and fibre consumption.  Inevitably the recommendations on sugar got the most attention, with a call for us to reduce our intake by half. 2020health’s … Continue reading

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French Lessons that can really help

As the challenge of an increasing obesogenic population shows no sign of going away, the deluge of diet regimes, fitness regimes and research that either condemns or promotes certain foods over another continues to flow. How do we begin to … Continue reading

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