Obesity

Thousands Of Middle-Aged Adults Have Dementia

A few weeks ago, researchers from Oxford University found that people between the ages of 30 to 39 who also were obese were 3.5 times more likely to develop dementia. According to the results, published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, obese people in their 70s were neither at a heightened or lowered risk, while those […]

Don’t Believe The Weight Loss Claims Of Diet Fizzy Drinks

Last year, the global beverage giant Coca-Cola rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. I have two words for you: damage control. That’s because there is overwhelming evidence stacking up linking the consumption of sugar-laden fizzy drinks to obesity and with consumers becoming much more aware of the […]

Is This The Secret To A Disease-Free Life?

When the British Soft Drinks Association recently responded to health expert, Prof. Capewell’s call to place warnings on sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks to warn people about their increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, they said: “Obesity is a far more complex problem than Professor Capewell’s simplistic approach implies and trying to […]

Obesity Rates Pass The 2 Billion Mark

Yesterday, I told you about Prof. Capewell, a public health expert from the University of Liverpool, who called on the UK government to follow the example of lawmakers in the US, who are in the process of considering a new law that places warnings on sugar-sweetened fruit juice and fizzy drinks about how they can […]