Potential impact of a tax on high sugar snacks on the prevalence of obesity in the UK

A study of the general adult population in the UK was conducted to estimate the potential impact of a 20% price increase in high-sugar snacks on body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity.

10/09/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Dehumanisation of people with obesity

New research from the University of Liverpool examined whether people believe those with obesity are less evolved and less human than those without obesity.

04/04/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Artificially sweetened beverages and all-cause mortality in women

The American Heart Association published a report examining the association between artificially sweetened beverage consumption and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women in the USA.

20/02/2019   by Joanna Gallagher  

Health survey Northern Ireland

This week the Department of Health released data from the Health survey Northern Ireland, with data from 2010/11 to 2017/18 on BMI, diet, sexual health, drinking and smoking habits, physical activity and illness.

22/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Study suggests that obesity alone does not pose higher risk of mortality

Earlier this month a study titled ‘Individuals with obesity but no other metabolic risk factors are not at significantly elevated allā€cause mortality risk in men and women’ was published online in Clinical Obesity.

10/08/2018   by Sinead Hurley  

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