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This section contains articles about weight and related conditions written by doctors, specialists, journalists and individuals from professional bodies and organisations.

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  • Healthy foods breaking the bank: Varied diets preventing type 2 diabetes

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This age old proverb may not necessarily be the solution to all health concerns, but it is clear that eating a well-balanced diet is...

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    Boot camps for weight loss and boosting exercise

    The very first boot camps were military-style institutions that used discipline, military style exercises, and rigorous physical training to "break" a defiant a...

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  • Psychology of weight management and obesity

    Every day there are new stories in the media about the rising problem of severe overweight and obesity. The message underlying all these stories is that obesity is a simp...

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    Nutritional deficiences in either under or overweight people

    Nutritional deficiency and associated diseases are either directly or indirectly cause by a lack of the essential nutrients needed in your diet.

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  • Can eating flavonoid-rich foods help you control your weight?

    A major new study has shown that eating foods with high levels of compounds called flavonoids might help to reduce weight gain in adults. Flavonoids, which are natural co...

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    Artificial sweeteners & sugar substitutes

    Artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes are food products that mimic the effect of sugar in terms of taste but usually have less food energy and are therefore often u...

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  • Child obesity risk increases almost three-fold in five generations

    Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10 according to a new study. Researchers from CLOSER, ...

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    Exercise and fitness equipment

    It is widely accepted that both exercise and general physical activity are known to bring health benefits. The definition by the World Health Organisation of exercise is ...

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  • Study finds ‘social jetlag’ is associated with obesity-related disease

    A new study has discovered an association between social jetlag, obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes.

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    Psychology and weight - it's all in the mind?

    If you’ve ever lived with an eating disorder then you will appreciate that food and the mind is a complex phenomenon. Whether a person is over or under weight, the ...

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  • Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

    Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit have found a brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early d...

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    Calorie controlled diets

    In the UK, it is estimated that two-thirds of adults, one quarter of 2-10 year olds and one-third of 11-15 year olds are overweight.

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