obesity

A teenager known as the 'world's most flexible girl' is set to tackle schoolchildren’s health and obesity issues in a new documentary. Liberty Barros, 13, has travelled the world showing...

The FDA approved semaglutide, a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes, to help people lose weight. Studies have shown the medication can help control appetite and hormone levels.  However, patients...

Obesity crisis may be putting more people at risk of a once-rare brain disorder that can cause headaches and blindness Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presents with symptoms like a brain tumour It...

Childhood obesity may be caused by changes in the reward centre of the brain that leads to a ‘vicious cycle’ of overeating Researchers studied brains of over 5,000 children using a new MRI...

PROGRESS in tackling rising childhood obesity has been “slow”, an official report reveals. Measures aimed at reducing the problem have achieved “limited success”. It means there are now an estimated...

OBESITY reduces blood flow to the brain and raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and mental illness, a study suggests. Scientists analysed 35,000 brain scans from more than 17,000 people. They found...

Statins may help fight obesity ‘by destroying bad gut bacteria linked to cardiovascular disease and bowel cancer’ Group of bad gut bacteria called Bact2 is more common in people with obesity  However...

BEING obese does increase the risk of death from Covid-19 but diets aren't the answer, one of Britain's top doctors has warned.  Deputy chief scientific adviser Dame Angela McLean said studies...

Viewers brand mother an ‘utter disgrace’ for sneaking her 23st son, 14, ready meals after he was put on a calorie-controlled diet – and say his ‘biggest problem’ is HER Tommy,...

Women who sleep with the light on at night are more likely to gain weight, according to researchers. A survey of nearly 44,000 women found those who slept with a light or a television on in the background...

Four million Brits carry genes that protect them against obesity , type 2 diabetes and heart disease , according to new research. The discovery could lead to the development of pills that help people...

Rebecca Alexander’s worst experience dining while large happened just after she nailed a promotion at a nonprofit organization. She took her staff, and her new boss, to lunch at a promising downtown...

A mum says psychological damage inflicted on her as a child due to her weight has led to her becoming "morbidly obese". Elizabeth Prosser, from Merseyside, said she was always a "bigger...

With that in mind, we ask –  just how bad is the UK's obesity crisis? Getty – Contributor3 Obesity a common problem in the UK that's estimated to affect around one in every four...

Freakshakes containing "grotesque" levels of sugar and calories should be banned from restaurants and cafes in the UK, a health campaign group says. Action on Sugar is pushing for the monstrous...

A primary school has installed pedals under pupils’ classroom desks so they can cycle and stay healthy as they learn. It’s all part of a bid to fight childhood obesity in Britain, where...