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Agency talks science with its Chief Scientist blog

The Food Standards Agency Chief Scientist Dr Andrew Wadge has launched a blog to demonstrate how the Agency's consumer advice and policies are underpinned by the latest scientific evidence. You can access it at www.food.gov.uk/scienceblog. 

Around 1 in 5 adults in the UK are obese

Overweight and obesity increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). In England about 44% of men and 35% of women are overweight and an additional 23% of men and 24% of women are obese. Overweight and obesity are increasing rapidly. The percentage of adults who are obese has increased by over 50% in the last decade.

Hospitals risk endangering older patients health charity warns

Nine out of ten nurses do not always have time to help patients who need assistance with eating,1 despite shocking levels of malnutrition in older patients, new research from Age Concern reveals today.  

Weight vs Reality: Health at Every Size Seminar at Leeds Metropolitan University on December 7-8 2006

Leeds Metropolitan University will be hosting "Weight vs. Reality: Health @ Every Size" on December 7-8, 2006.

One in five men drinking to excess

A report commissioned by the Department of Health has revealed than one in five men is a “heavy drinker”, consuming more than four pints of beer every day of the week.

Doctors paying for own psychiatric treatment to avoid waiting lists

A leading consultant psychiatrist working at the Priory Clinic says that more and more teachers, doctors, nurses and civil servants are being treated for mental breakdowns because of political interference and “bureaucratic blame culture”.

Obesity Clinic in Glasgow praised as the best in Britain

The Glasgow Evening Times today reported that The National Obesity Forum has awarded the Glasgow Weight Management Service in Glasgow Royal Infirmary its Primary Care Award for Excellence in Weight Management 2006. Established two years ago, it was first of its kind in Scotland, offering psychotherapy and physiotherapy. Surgery is available at the clinic but only as a last resort. Special diet and exercise classes are included in the package which offers help over two three-month sessions.

Overweight Childrens sleep problems appear fairly Common

www.medicalnewstoday.com today reported that “One-fourth of overweight children may have sleep problems that regular physical activity can largely resolve.”

Low Fat Diets are not the future

The International Journal of Obesity today presented a report which looks at the long term effects of low fat diets and the side effects. 

Folic acid protects against heart attack

Researcher David Wald from Bart’s and the London Hospital, the Wolfson Institute and Queen Mary School of Medicine in London says folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Poverty linked to stroke risk

US researchers at the University of Ohio in Cincinnati say that stroke may be more common among low-income groups – and may account for some, but not all, of the increased risk faced by African Americans.

Child obesity approach critical says Cancer Research UK

Developing an effective approach to tackle childhood obesity is critical Cancer Research UK has said, in response to a report accusing food firms of underhand advertising tactics.

Supervised Exercise Improves Mental Wellbeing of Obese Teenagers

Obese teenagers could benefit from being offered structured exercise sessions through their doctor, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam University.

heavier mothers generally have heavier babies

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com reported that being exposed to high levels of nutrition before birth can influence the development of networks within the brain that regulate appetite to permanently set a pattern of appetite for life, according to researchers from the University of South Australia.  

Benefits now cost almost as much as the NHS

A new study by think-tank Reform says that vast sums of money being spent to relieve poverty are having little effect.

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