NHS should prescribe crash diet replacing meals with shakes and nutrition bars to tackle obesity, scientists say
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NHS should prescribe crash diet replacing meals with shakes and nutrition bars to tackle obesity, scientists say

This article was taken from: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/crash-diet-meal-replacement-lose-weight-healthy-eating-oxford-university-bmj-a8556401.html By Alex Matthews-King Health Correspondent Eating shakes, soups and meal replacement bars for three meals a day helped obese patients lose nearly four times as much weight as those told to eat healthily and cut calories, a study has found. Oxford University researchers have reported “total meal replacement” diets, which restrict participants to just 810 calories per day for eight…

Separating fact from hype in the study of cancer and obesity
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Separating fact from hype in the study of cancer and obesity

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/26/separating-fact-from-hype-in-the-study-of-cancer-and-obesity Findings of a report from Cancer Research UK about cancer in women are challenged by David Steinsaltz The recent report by Cancer Research UK (Obesity set to be bigger cause of cancer in women than smoking, 24 September) hypes a very minor and unsurprising result – that the fraction of…

Obesity ‘to be linked to more female cancers’ than smoking
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Obesity ‘to be linked to more female cancers’ than smoking

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45601052 By BBC Health news Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in UK women by 2043, a Cancer Research UK report predicts. Currently, 12% of cancers in women are linked to smoking, and 7% to being overweight and obese. But with the number of…

Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study
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Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45319393 By BBC News A major study has found promising results for the safety of a weight-loss drug available in the US. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, says adults using the drug lorcaserin lost an average of 4kg (8.8lb) over 40 months. It says the drug, which…

Supermarkets targeted in the battle against obesity
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Supermarkets targeted in the battle against obesity

This article was taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jun/24/helm-boseley-health-diet-eating-obesity-policy-eating-sugar-salt-fat By Toby Helm and Sarah Boseley Checkout offer bans and TV advertising watershed are key steps to tackle health crisis New laws to ban shops from offering special “two for the price of one” deals near supermarket checkouts for food high in sugar, fat or salt are to be introduced in an…