A leading charity has warned diabetes could “bring down the NHS”, after statistics revealed cases in England and Wales rose by nearly 60% in the past decade.
An additional 1.2 million adults are now living with diabetes compared to ten years ago.
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new “science-based” solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.
The beverage giant has teamed up with influential scientists who are advancing this message in medical journals, at conferences and through social media. To help the scientists get the word out, Coke has provided financial and logistical support to a new nonprofit organization called the Global Energy Balance Network, which promotes the argument that weight-conscious Americans are overly fixated on how much they eat and drink while not paying enough attention to exercise…
Children are more likely to have a can of a sugary drink a day than eat five portions of fruit and vegetables, and the vast majority have less than an hour’s exercise, according to a new report.
- The How of Healthy Eating: Lessons for Parents From the Latest CDC Report on Obesity (thenutritionkid.wordpress.com)
- NYC To Offer Fruit & Vegetable Prescriptions (thekitchn.com)
Britain’s “obesity epidemic” is bankrupting the NHS, a former consultant surgeon has warned in the House of Lords.
Lord McColl of Dulwich said obesity was the cause of many conditions putting ever increasing demands on the service.
In a debate on funding health and social care in England, Lord McColl, former professor and director of surgery at Guy’s Hospital, said: “The obesity epidemic is the worst epidemic to afflict this country for 90 years.
- Obesity as a Disease?? | AMA Council (mystrongmedicine.com)
- In fighting the obesity epidemic, we can learn from Italy (tv.msnbc.com)
- Addiction to unhealthy foods could help explain the global obesity epidemic (medicalxpress.com)
Obesity is fuelling a big rise in men suffering one of the deadliest cancers, warn experts.
More than 5,600 men develop cancer of the gullet each year, which is often diagnosed late and has shocking rates of survival.
Ballet lessons, Pilates classes and yoga routines might seem like an unlikely triumvirate for a rock star to swear by.
But for Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, these quiet pursuits have helped maintain a physical peak which belies his near-70 years. Read more…