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Woman who are heavier are more likely to get breast cancer, and are also more likely to die from their breast cancer if they're been diagnosed with it. Dr Michele Harvey. BBC World Service: CrowdScience.

Overweight people have a great sense of smell. Researchers took two lots of groups, one group was fitted with nasal plugs, the other, none. Those who wore the nasal plugs (for 12 hour) had a significant reduction in weight. Dr Chris Steel. ITV This Morning.

Obesity is the UK's 2nd biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. More money is spent on treating obesity, more than the fire and police services combined. £27 billion a year is lost through productivity because of poor diet. ITV This Morning.

A measure of health. Waist less than hips - Waist equal to half your weight - Men should be under 38" waist - woman under a 32" waist. + Parents need to check the amount of sugar contents in yoghurt's after it was found excessive amounts of sugars were found in them. Dr Chris Steel: ITV This Morning.

Couples who are obese, as well as those who smoke and drink alcohol, could be risking health of future children, studies say. Diet and lifestyle during the ‘pre-conception’ period can profoundly affect the child’s development, researchers find. A series of three scientific papers in a leading medical journal spell out the consequences of poor diet and lifestyles for the next generation. They urge schools, GPs and nurses to talk to young people and those who may be planning a family about how to be fitter and healthier before they embark on pregnancy. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said “Education from an early age - ideally from adolescence - about the need to maintain a healthy diet and weight will not only improve the health of individuals, but also the health and quality of life of future generations,” Guardian.

Why it's harder to lose weight in winter - and how to start eating healthier now to avoid those unwanted kilos. With winter approaching, there's more temptation to indulge in rich food. Dietitian Susie Burrell said weight gain over this period generally starts in Easter. She says there are plenty of winter food choices that won't cause weight gain. The expert suggests a proactive approach including planning and goal-setting. If you need added motivation, join a group and train with others. This will become a social occasion and help keep you on track. Mail.

Caution with portions’: dietitian warns how easy it is to overeat healthy snacks. Clinical and sports dietitian Leanne Ward is trying to educate followers on portion control, between healthy foods and treats to show how easily the calories rack up when you’re having healthy snacks.‘A cup of almonds, four bananas or a few home-made bliss balls will still make you gain weight if eaten in excess of your bodies daily requirements,’ explains Leanne. She says that nuts, nut butters, seeds, avocados and oily fish like salmon are very healthy but also very energy dense, so unless your energy output is very high, eating them mindlessly is going to lead to fat increase. It’s all about moderation and balance, something Leanne is passionate about promoting. Metro.

Francis Carol used to weigh 18 stone. Then she was told she had fatty liver disease and left unchecked, could eventually kill her. She lost seven stone through a combination of healthy diet and exercise and is now a fitness instructor. Her fatty liver disease is now gone. 1 in 8 of those who are middle-aged could have a potential liver disease because they're overweight. That's the finding of the largest ever liver-scanning project in the country. Symptoms of fatty liver disease often don't emerge until permanent damage has been done.  Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer and usually, people don't consider there liver. It's worrying because symptoms don't emerge until permanent damage is done. 90% of liver disease is reversible if, like Francis, people change their lifestyle. Dr Michael Mosley. BBC1 News. 

We grow all this food doing lots of damage to the environment. We then throw away a third of it without actually eating it. We have a huge over-consumption in the west. We have obesity, so if we cut down on over-eating, eating too much meat, and stop wasting so much food, we can go organic, globally tomorrow. Dave Gulsen. BBC Inside Science: BBC Radio 4.

Obesity on the increase in the UK. The number of fat people in the UK continues to rise steadily and soon we will be on par with the US if the population don't do something about it. Regulating the fast food industry or charging more taxes for fast foods is not the solution, the people need to be educated. Liveleak.

Freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to and from the brain may help patients lose weight, study finds. Researchers from Emory University froze parts of the vagus nerves in 10 obese patients, reducing all of their appetites and helping all but one to lose weight in a new experimental treatment. Mail.

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all cases of cancer were avoidable - some 135,000. The charity also found that excess weight now caused 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011 - while smoking as a cause had declined. It said more action was needed to tackle the "health threat" of obesity. BBC News.

A study by Harvard scientists have also shown that periodic fasting can not only make you slimmer, but actually recharge your bodies cell batteries, slowing down the rate you age. 100 Years Younger In 21 Days: ITV. (Series 2 of 3).

Man who weight 842lbs dies while filming ‘My 600lb Life’. A morbidly obese man died after dropping 24 stone in just five months for a television show. Robert Buchel died after having a heart attack while filming reality show My 600lb Life. Before his death, Robert and Kathryn moved to Houston in Texas to be closer to Dr Younan Nowzaraden, his surgeon. The episode which features his death is set to air this week. Metro.

We all feel lonely, but if it becomes chronic, it can effect your sleep, make you feel miserable, and it even seems to be associated with poorer health, and can even have as much as an impact of smoking and obesity. Claudia Hammond. Health Check: BBC World Service.

Eat slowly to help you lose weight. A study of 60,000 eaters were 42% less likely to be overweight. Eating an evening meal at least two hours prior to sleeping reduced the risk of being overweight by 10%, Dr Chris Steele. ITV This Morning.

The Times reports of a new study which warns obesity and lazy lifestyle will lead to people suffering from multiple serious illness in old age. Sky News: Press Preview.

I was an obese nurse, now others need our support. A nurse wished someone had told her she was obese. I was never happy being overweight. I wanted to be a role-model for my daughter. It was not just physical, but mental health-well-being reasons. It's not for me to tell nurses they are underweight. The risks are type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia. Guest nurse: ITV This Morning.

The word 'obesity' wasn't seen in English until 1611, and the word obese wasn't used until 1651. Presenter Steve Wright: Radio 2.

The traditional January detox when Britons stop drinking and start dieting could last all year under new government health guidelines. Public Health England (PHE) has told fast-food chains and supermarket ready-meal makers to “calorie cap” their foods, cutting down lunches and dinners to 600 calories and breakfast to 400.The plan, to put the whole of the UK on a diet, is due out in March.To add to the agony, it coincides with research showing that the UK’s alcohol rules are too lax, with even drinking one pint or glass of wine a day poisoning the brain and raising the risk of dementia. Alison Tedstone, PHE’s chief nutritionist, told food bosses that 27% of UK adults are obese, 36% more were overweight. Times.

Half a million children under the age of 11 are obese. Parents need to be stricter and to encourage their children to eat healthy. Dr Chris Steels: ITV This Morning.

Parents are being told to limit high calorie snacks in government effort to reduce obesity Sun: Sky News Press  Preview.

1 in 4 nurses in England are obese. Obesity is connected to conditions that are the main causes of sickness absence in the NHS and is deeply worrying say the authors of a new study. Sky News.

Obese people are at an increased risk of developing dementia than those with a normal weight, says a large study involving data from 1.3 million adults.The researchers found that each five-unit increase in body mass index (BMI) was associated with a 16-33 percent higher risk of this condition. Five BMI units is 14.5kg for a person who is five feet and seven inch (170cm) tall. This study, published in the Alzheimer's & Dementia journal, suggests that maintaining a healthy weight could prevent, or at least delay, dementia. Times.

Slimming pills bought online are "potentially dangerous" and can cause serious health problems, says the UK's medicines watchdog. Side-effects can include heart problems, blurred vision and diarrhoea, and some contain banned ingredients. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said people should go to their GP for advice first.A  survey of 1,800 slimmers found one in three had bought pills online, with two-thirds experiencing side-effects. Most of those questioned by the MHRA and Slimming World had bought online because they had wanted to lose weight quickly. About 40% said they had not wanted to speak to a GP or pharmacist. In 2016, £3.7m worth of fake slimming pills were seized. BBC News.

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