Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’
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Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking’

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48826850 By BBC Health news Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to a charity. Cancer Research UK says bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancers are more likely to have been caused by being overweight than by smoking tobacco. It says millions…

Workplaces should offer lunchtime spinning and yoga classes to ‘tackle obesity
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Workplaces should offer lunchtime spinning and yoga classes to ‘tackle obesity

This article was taken from: https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/06/workplaces-offer-lunchtime-spinning-yoga-classes-tackle-obesity-9833652/ By Natalie Morris at Metro News Employers should introduce lunchtime fitness classes to help deal with the growing obesity crisis – according to new guidance. Health officials have suggested that bosses should offer spinning and yoga in the middle of the working day to help keep their staff healthy….

Is it time to treat sugar like smoking?
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Is it time to treat sugar like smoking?

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48499195 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent Over the past decade, smoking has become marginalised and stigmatised. From the smoking ban in 2007 to the introduction of plain packaging a decade later, everything has been done to discourage people from taking up the habit. And there are signs sugar is heading…

Three-quarters of food bought in UK hospitals is unhealthy, audit shows
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Three-quarters of food bought in UK hospitals is unhealthy, audit shows

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/22/food-bought-nhs-hospitals-unhealthy-audit-shows-crisps-sweets-cakes By Ian Samples Science Editor NHS staff, patients and visitors shun nutritious snacks in favour of crisps, sweets and cakes Researchers have called for radical restrictions on junk food in UK hospitals after an audit of NHS health centres found that people overwhelmingly bought unhealthy snacks and drinks on the premises….

Rural lifestyles drive the global obesity epidemic, report warns
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Rural lifestyles drive the global obesity epidemic, report warns

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/09/rural-lifestyles-drive-global-obesity-epidemic-report-warns/ By Sarah Newey  Rural lifestyles are a major driver of the global obesity epidemic, contradicting the commonly held view that growing waist-lines are an urban problem, experts have warned. Rates of obesity have nearly tripled since 1975, with urbanisation often attributed as the cause. But in a study of body-mass…