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  

Area deprivation, screen time and high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) consumption in young people

Researches in the UK carried out an online cross-sectional survey to investigate associations between deprivation in young people (aged 11-19 years) and consumption of HFSS foods and drinks, screen time exposure and health knowledge. 

13/08/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Child and adult snack food intake

Researchers in Australia used a large (n=1299) population-based cohort to investigate child and adult snack food intake in response to pre-packaged snack item quantity/variety and snack box size.

01/08/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Gaps to bridge: Misalignment between perceptions, reality and actions in obesity

Recently published research aimed to identify international perceptions, attitudes, behaviours and barriers to effective obesity care in people with obesity (PwO) and healthcare professionals (HCPs).

07/05/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

Prevalence of severe obesity among primary school children in 21 European countries

The WHO has published research on the prevalence of severe obesity among primary school children in 21 European countries. The research was collected from member states who took part in the first three Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) studies.

03/05/2019   by Deirdre Brennan  

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