Groundbreaking research conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals the tremendous impact of combining regular exercise with a 10% body weight loss in combating obesity and prediabetes. The study found that this combination more than doubles insulin sensitivity compared to weight loss alone, reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart...Read More
Discovering the ability to activate the body’s own fat-burning mechanisms and counteract age-related metabolic changes might seem like an unattainable dream, but researchers at Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences are working towards making it a reality. Their recent study explores the potential of a specific type of fat cells known as “beige fat” to...Read More
A groundbreaking family-based treatment for childhood obesity, developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo (UB), has demonstrated significant success in a multicenter study conducted in paediatric primary care settings. Previously available only in specialised clinics, this evidence-based treatment has now been implemented for the first time in four U.S. cities, targeting children...Read More
In a determined effort to address the growing obesity problem, Wales is set to implement strict measures aimed at curbing the promotion and accessibility of unhealthy meal deals and temporary price reductions on foods high in fat, sugar, or salt. With almost two-thirds of adults in Wales classified as having either overweight or obesity, the Labour-led government intends to go beyond...Read More
A recent study conducted by the Medical University of Vienna in collaboration with the Complexity Science Hub Vienna has uncovered that individuals suffering from obesity face an elevated risk of developing various mental disorders across all age groups. Interestingly, the study reveals that women are more susceptible than men to most of these disorders. The research findings were published...Read More
In response to the alarming rise in childhood obesity, NHS England has announced plans to launch 10 additional clinics specifically tailored to the needs of children with obesity. This expansion comes as part of a concerted effort to combat the escalating numbers of children and young people struggling with obesity and its associated health complications.
According to recent data released...Read More
As obesity rates continue to escalate in the UK, National Health Service (NHS) officials report that the annual expenditure on prescription medication has crossed the £10 billion mark.
During the financial year of 2022/23, the NHS allocated £10.4 billion to prescription drugs, which is an approximately 10% increase compared to the preceding year.
A pivotal factor contributing to this...Read More