obesity

A new government child obesity strategy, centred around a levy for high-sugar drinks, has been criticised for not doing enough to tackle the issue. We spoke to three psychologists about what had been missed, what better approaches there could be and what impact the existing...

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron, in her TV series 'Lose Weight for Love' about behaviour change in eating and exercise...

Drinks that are high in sugar are to be taxed as part of the government’s strategy to tackle obesity. The tax will come into effect in April 2018; drinks with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml will face a levy, while a higher tax will be placed on those with more than 8g.

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Obesity is now firmly on the UK’s health agenda, and children are increasingly the number one priority. Those already overweight or obese need immediate and expert help. Those who are not are potential targets of initiatives to prevent obesity. This spotlight on children is...

‘The kids of today! Too much telly and texting – it’s making them fat!’ is a common refrain in the media and in general conversation. Indeed, the strong rise in obesity in young people over the past decade is widely reported in the academic and lay media, and great concern...

Recent years have seen an explosion of debate on the role that television adverts play in causing obesity. The advertisers and the food companies themselves, celebrities who promote various products in lucrative deals, the TV companies who air the adverts and who license the...