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A damning report on child obesity from a Dutch study.

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#obesity   #childobesity   #overweight  
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In the battle against obesity, New York City plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks. Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he "thinks it's what the public wants the mayor to do." +Wall Street Journal reported recently.

Would you support a ban like this in the UK? We'd like to hear from you, so please leave your comment below.

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#obesity #overweight #weightloss #NYC #obesityepidemic
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Hope the sun is shining where you are. Remember, be careful in this heat - it can affect your blood glucose levels...

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/About_us/News_Landing_Page/Heatwave-advice/
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"A mother who chooses caesarean delivery on maternal request should be aware of potential health risks to her and her baby, including childhood obesity and other potential long-term risks." wrote in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood by the lead author Dr Susanna Huh, of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, +Children's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, US.

In the study, infants delivered by caesarean section had twofold higher odds of childhood obesity, even after adjusting for maternal BMI, birth weight and other confounding variables.

Sue Macdonald, education and research manager at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “This highlights the need to avoid caesarean sections that are not medically needed."

Would this research result affect your decision if you were to have baby in the future? We'd like to hear from you!

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#pregnancy #caesarean #childobesity #obesity #BMI #NHS
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A report published on +NHS Choices website says Weight control during pregnancy will cut complications.

A study carried out by researchers from several institutions in Europe, including +Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Birmingham analysed 44 randomised controlled trials involving 7,278 women, looking at the effects of diet, exercise or a combination of the two.

The researchers concluded from the study that diet and exercise can reduce maternal weight gain and improve outcomes for both mother and baby, with dietary intervention being the most effective. This study has found that dieting during pregnancy to maintain a healthy weight is safe, effective and has no consequential effect on the baby’s birth weight, a factor which many women worry about. The research highlights the importance of eating healthily during pregnancy, but does not mean that all pregnant women should be put on diets. Nor does it recommend a reversal of the current advice that women should not eat for two, which has long been discouraged.

For the full coverage, please visit HNS website.
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#pregnancy #diet #health #NHS #research #exercise #weightcontrol
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See where are you on the global fat scale!

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A study carried out by researchers from Tel Aviv University and funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel and the Ministry of Research, Taiwan and by the Ela Kodesz Institute for Cardiac Physical Sciences and Engineering was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology last year, it concluded that placing precursor fat cells under mechanical stretching stress causes them to produce fat at a faster rate. In plain terms, the weight pressure that we place on fat cells in our bottom when we sit down could contribute to increased bottom fat.

What do you think of the result of this research? Would you get up more often and exercise?

For full article, please visit NHS website.
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In this week’s news digest, results from a US trial of flexible sigmoidoscopy for bowel cancer screening; International Clinical Trials Day; the latest info on coffee and cancer, and more: http://bit.ly/L1XP5E
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Fast food is linked to depression in a recent study

The researchers' conclusion is that their results demonstrated a positive dose-response relationship between the consumption of fast food and the risk of depression, consumption of commercial baked goods was also positively associated to depressive disorders.

This Spanish study was carried out by researchers from the University of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and the University of Navarra. It was funded by the Spanish Government’s Carlos III Institute of Health.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition.

To read the in depth analysis, please visit HNS website.

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#obesity #overweight #weightloss #research #health #fastfood #HNS
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"Fat taxes" would have to increase the price of unhealthy food and drinks by as much as 20% in order to cut consumption by enough to reduce obesity and other diet-related diseases, an report published on British Medical Journal says.

Are you in favour of a "fat tax"? Do you think it's a good preventive measure to tackle obesity in the UK? Some will argue this kind of tax will hurt lower income families the most. What's your thought? Please leave your comment below.

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The UK's Only Dedicated Weight Loss Surgery Provider
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About NOSC:
Weight loss surgery is one of the fastest growing areas of private medicine in the UK. It is no wonder that prospective patients become confused about which procedure to opt for and where to go for advice. Currently popular available procedures include Gastric Band, Gastric Balloon, EndoBarrier and POSE.

NOSC brings together fourteen of the finest hospitals and sixteen of the most skilled and experienced consultant surgeons and consultant gastroenterologists in the country. Each surgeon and each hospital has to meet the criteria set out in our own minimum standards document. This ensures you that you will receive the highest level of care, where safety is always the first consideration.


Why we’re the patients’ choice:

Being number one in the UK is about so much more than simply the number of gastric balloon, gastric band, endobarrier or POSE procedures we undertake, or even the wide range of different procedures we can offer.

For our patients, being number one is about the unique understanding we bring to a condition that can leave so many people feeling lost in a world of options. We’ve become the leading provider of weight loss surgery in the UK because we don’t see patients in terms of numbers, but as individuals, who need individual support and the right solution to their unique needs.


Procedures right for you:

At the National Obesity Surgery Centre we offer perhaps the widest range of procedures of any organisation in the UK.

We do this not because we simply can, but because a long time ago we recognised that patients are different and very often their needs are different. It isn’t enough to simply say they all want to lose weight. That kind of thinking is what you will often find with other single procedure providers and inevitably that ends in failure for a significant percentage of people.

Rather, we take the time to find out more about you, your needs, your past efforts, medical history and individual requirement. So when we suggest a procedure and support programme you can be sure it’s not because it suits us, but because it’s perfect for you.

      Procedures NOSC offer:

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