The Government should give up on its voluntary agreement approach to food and drink marketing in favour of statutory regulation to crack down on childhood obesity, MPs have said.
Dundee is set to pilot a national fat-busting scheme which aims to cut childhood obesity by half by 2030.
There are fresh calls for a crackdown on the sale of junk food as research suggests obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women.
Encouraging children to do squats and lunges could play an important role in helping tackle obesity, scientists believe.
Organic yoghurts are among the most sugary on supermarket shelves, new research suggests.
Plans to see how calorie labelling can be introduced in restaurants, cafes and takeaways have been opened up for public consultation.
It’s healthier to be a pear than an apple when it comes to body shape, research has shown.
NHS Tayside has spent more than £150,000 on equipment to help treat obese patients over the past five years.
Screen-addicted children should be prescribed play to free them from a “battery hen existence” during the school holidays, the children’s commissioner has said.
The number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by 40% in just four years to more than 700, figures show.
‘My weight always seemed to match my age’: local man Lewis, 21, loses ELEVEN STONE after changing diet
When Lewis Edgar was at nursery, he readily admits he was “double” the size of the other children.
Children whose mums stay healthy while they grow up are “substantially” less likely to be obese, research suggests.
Children watching the Britain’s Got Talent final online using catch-up TV were inundated with junk food adverts, health campaigners have said.
Fruit juices and smoothies could be banned from school canteens across Scotland as part of efforts to tackle childhood obesity.
Almost five million teenagers and adults across England, Scotland and Wales will be morbidly obese by 2035, according to a new analysis.
Almost five million teenagers and adults across England, Scotland and Wales will be be morbidly obese by 2035, according to a new analysis.
Vloggers and social media platforms must take responsibility for content which may be encouraging young people to eat more, scientists have said.
A nasal device which impairs ability to smell could help obese people lose weight, researchers have claimed.
There could be a link between long-term use of antidepressants and an increased risk of gaining weight, a study has found.
Obese or overweight boys who go on to pile on the pounds as teenagers may be more likely to develop bowel cancer, new research suggests.