David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking 'excessive' amounts of Coca-ColaPrime Minister challenged over high levels of sugar in junk foodLabour MP Keith Vaz warns of obesity epidemic By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:29 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 17 January 2013 It is a problem which will be familiar to many parents: how to curb junk food. Today David Cameron lifted the lid on his own battle to stop his three children drinking too many fizzy drinks
Jump in music fees charged by record companies threatens village hall dance and aerobics classes Record companies planning hike in rates charged to amateur dance classesInstructors currently pay annual fee but will change to payment per sessionFears that community classes could be wiped out as obesity threat rises By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 5 January 2013 Aerobics, fitness and Zumba classes held in village halls are under threat over plans for massive increases to the fees charged by record companies for the right to play music. Currently, instructors play a flat annual fee for a licence to play music in their classes
Pill that lets you drop a dress size by suppressing appetite set to hit Britain later this year… and a version for children could be on its way too American company wants to sell lorcaserin or Belviq in UK and EuropeStudy showed dieters lost an average of 8 per cent body weight after a yearTrials for obese children would begin one year after it went on market By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 2 January 2013 A ‘drop-a-dress-size’ diet pill could be on sale within months – and the first weight loss drug for children could follow
The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 11:06 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S. obesity expert, weight gain might not be your fault at all
Overweight doctors and nurses 'should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients'Fat NHS staff lose their credibility when giving health advice to patientsDoctors and nurses should be offered to have their stomachs stapled as well as dietary advice on the NHS | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 30 December 2012 Doctors and nurses who suffer from weight problems should be offered gastric surgery in order to retain credibility with patients on weight loss treatments, a report will say. Overweight NHS staff ought to be given dietary advice and counselling as well as stomach stapling operations as they are setting a bad example for patients, the Royal College of Physicians said. Over half of medical staff within NHS organisations are likely to be overweight, in accordance with statistics for the British population
Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts. One in three admitted to dealing with fussy eaters by bribing them with a sweet treat, a new survey has revealed.
The fat timebomb: A THIRD of primary school children are now overweight or obese New NHS figures show 33.9 per cent of year six pupils weigh more than they shouldFifth of children in reception also overweight or obese Pupils in urban areas more likely to be larger than those in towns and suburbs | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 A third of final year primary school children are overweight or obese, new figures suggest. Last year 33.9 per cent of Year Six pupils, aged 10 or 11, weighed more than they should – a slight increase from 33.4 per cent the previous year. The NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said year six pupils in urban areas were more likely to be obese than those who live in towns and suburbs.
Inside Britain's FAT ward: Where clinically obese patients weighing as much as 47-stone are treated with reinforced wheelchairs and industrial weighing scales Based at the Sunderland Royal Hospital, the ward is at the heart of one of the most overweight parts of the countryMore than 600 weight loss operations performed last yearNew documentary follows plight of 29-year-old Terry Garner, who is 47 stone and housebound | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 10 December 2012 From super-size doors to reinforced wheelchairs, everything is larger than life. This is one of the UK’s first dedicated weight loss wards, where last year four surgeons performed more than 600 operations to try and help clinically obese patients
People who eat doughnuts for breakfast should be charged for prescriptions, says Tory MP GP Philip Lee warns the soaring cost of 'lifestyle' diseases like obesity could bankrupt the NHS | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 26 November 2012 People who eat doughnuts for breakfast should pay for prescriptions if they develop diabetes, a Tory MP said yesterday. Phillip Lee, who is also a practising GP, warned the soaring cost of obesity and other lifestyle diseases will bankrupt the NHS unless people take more responsibility for their own health. Calling for charges to be brought in, the MP for Bracknell said: ‘If you want to have doughnuts for breakfast, fine, but there is a cost implication.