Tag Archives: Careless Eating Costs Lives

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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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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British Heart Foundation and 2020health on the same page

2020health welcomes the latest report published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) ‘The 21st Century Gingerbread House’. What particularly resonated with us where the two calls to action: • To protect children the UK Government should introduce consistent regulations across … Continue reading

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Pound for pound: the economic case for weight loss

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Name calling is not pleasant but sometimes behind the hurt and the pain there is a degree of truth. In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) called Britain the ‘Fat man … Continue reading

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Lifting the scales from our eyes

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Whatever types of interventions are introduced to address the obesity challenge, ultimately it is only the individual who can take the necessary steps to eat healthily, keep to a healthy weight … Continue reading

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Obesity: an evolutionary by product?

As part of national obesity week  2020health is running a series of blogs building on the success of our recent report Careless eating costs lives. The blogs will cover various themes which speak to the obesity challenge the UK currently … Continue reading

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