Scotland’s planned flat-rate deposit return scheme for drinks cans and bottles could “severely hamper” efforts to tackle childhood obesity, public health experts have warned.
One in three primary school children is not getting enough sleep, putting them at risk of obesity, experts warn.
England’s chief medical officer is considering taxing all unhealthy food products to discourage parents from buying them in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.
Dietary fats entering the brain through the bloodstream may explain the link between obesity and depression, new research suggests.
There has been a 15% jump in the number of hospital admissions where obesity is the main or secondary reason, figures show.
Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests.
The proportion of obese pregnant women doubled at a Scottish hospital in less than a decade, new figures show.
More than 40,000 lives could be saved in the UK by 2030 if people were a healthy weight, research suggests.
Being obese is linked to a significantly higher chance of serious disease and early death than being a healthy weight, research on more than 2.8 million adults suggests.
Obese people who switch their car for a more active commute could cut their chances of an early death, new research suggests.
Parents often underestimate how fat their children are – but so do their offspring and family doctors, research suggests.