All posts tagged obesity

  • Current Affairs
    More NHS weight-loss surgery referrals could cut type 2 diabetes in the UK

    New guidance issued today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has lowered the threshold at which patients should be considered for weight-loss surgery. The new guidelines mean the NHS could triple the number of weight-loss surgeries carried out every year to help tackle obesity and reduce the £10...

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    A third of Alzheimer’s cases are preventable finds research

    One in three Alzheimer’s cases worldwide can be attributed to issues that can be modified, according to the latest research carried out by the University of Cambridge. Led by professor Carol Brayne, the study shows seven risk factors – already identified in the 2011 report – associated with the disease: diabetes, midlife...

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    Health experts push for “sugar tax” to cut child obesity

    Health experts are calling for a “sugar tax” on those companies that fail to curb the level of sugar in their products. Specialists have launched “Action on Sugar” campaign following a request from the health secretary Jeremy Hunt. The project is based on a seven-point agenda to tackle the country’s growing obesity...

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    Night-eating syndrome linked to faulty gene

    An irresistible urge to wake up at night and eat has been linked to a faulty gene according to a new research. The study, published in Cell Reports, discovered that night-eating syndrome, or the inability to avoid feeling hungry at night, is linked to a faulty gene PER1. In some people it...