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Call launched for evidence on links between food, diet and obesity
Calls are being made for evidence on the links between diet, food and obesity as part of an inquiry.  The…
Dentistry
Bowel cancer death rates in UK predicted to rise among under 50s
Bowel cancer death rates among the under 50s in the UK are predicted to rise by one third, with obesity,…
Dentistry
New gastric balloon obesity treatment keeps 95% of weight off
A new weight loss system using a gastric balloon contained within a pill is now being administered by the NHS.…
Dentistry
Labour pledge to ban junk food advertising to children
As part of Labour’s Child Health Action Plan, the party has pledged to tackle childhood obesity by banning junk food…
Dentistry
Cost of overweight population in UK ‘stands at £98 billion’
Obesity in the UK costs almost £100 billion a year, a new study has suggested, sparking government criticism. According to…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 18 November 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Introducing Dentistry’s…
Dentistry
Obesity twice as high for children living in most deprived areas
New data shows that obesity prevalence is twice as high for children living in the most deprived areas compared to…
Dentistry
Sugar consumption in the UK is ruining biodiversity, campaigners say
Sugar consumption in the UK is affecting biodiversity through an increasing reliance on pesticides, campaigners have said. Action on Sugar…
Dentistry
Obesity rates drop among primary school children, statistics show
New statistics show obesity prevalence among four and five year olds in reception classes fell below 10% in 2022/23. Statistics published yesterday…
Dentistry
Almost 15% of adults addicted to ultra-processed foods, says study
Around one in seven adults are addicted to ultra-processed foods, according to new research, sparking demands for better labelling. The…
Health & research
NHS England starts prescribing weight-loss jab Wegovy
The weight-loss drug Wegovy is now being prescribed by the NHS in England as part of its weight management strategy…
Dentistry
NHS to improve access to weight loss drugs through online services
New guidance has urged the NHS to adopt online platforms for the treatment of overweight patients struggling to access in-person…
Dentistry
Can eating pecans help to curb obesity?
Regular consumption of pecans can prevent obesity and other health issues like diabetes, according to a new study.  The new…
Health & research
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 15 July 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… MPs demand…
Dentistry
Liver cancer deaths ‘soaring’ due to alcohol and obesity
Following a 40% rise in deaths caused by liver cancer in a decade, a leading health charity has called for…
Dentistry
More than 1.3 billion adults will have diabetes by 2050, says study
The number of adults living with diabetes across the world will more than double by 2050.  This is according to…
Dentistry
NHS to provide ‘diet coaches’ for children who are obese
The NHS will open more specialist obesity clinics for children as young as two to help tackle the obesity crisis.…
Oral health
NHS to pilot weight loss jabs to tackle obesity
The NHS will pilot weight loss jabs over the next two years in a bid to tackle the obesity crisis…
Dentistry
Obesity ‘bigger health impact than COVID-19’ long term, says health leader
The long-term effects of obesity could be more harmful than the impact of COVID-19, a public health director has said.…
Oral health
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