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    • Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity

      Jamie

      Malcolm Turnbull rejects calls for sugar tax to tackle obesity

      Prime minister says ‘we have enough taxes’ and health authorities should focus on promoting healthy lifestyles

      Source:

      The Guardian

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    • As Global Obesity Rises, Teasing Apart Its Causes Grows Harder

      Nutrition

      As Global Obesity Rises, Teasing Apart Its Causes Grows Harder

      Asking overweight strangers about their health and eating habits is always going to be tricky for a reporter.

      Source:

      New York Times

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    • Improving our health will be Nicola Sturgeon’s goal as SNP outline priorities for coming year

      Nutrition

      Improving our health will be Nicola Sturgeon’s goal as SNP outline priorities for coming year

      IMPROVING the health of the nation with a clampdown on booze and fast food advertising will form the centrepiece of the Scottish Government’s new legislative programme.

      Source:

      sunday post

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    • Breastfeeding makes children more likely to eat vegetables, finds study

      Nutrition

      Breastfeeding makes children more likely to eat vegetables, finds study

      It all comes down to learning through repeated exposure.

      Source:

      the independent

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    • GPs have been told to send obese people to cookery classes, what do you think?

      Jamie

      GPs have been told to send obese people to cookery classes, what do you think?

      Do you think this is an approach that could work?

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    • Obese patients ‘should be offered cookery classes’

      Nutrition

      Obese patients ‘should be offered cookery classes’

      People who are at high risk could be offered a place on an intensive lifestyle change programme.

      Source:

      sky news

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    • Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

      Nutrition

      Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

      Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Artificial sweeteners raise risk of type 2 diabetes, study suggests

      Nutrition

      Artificial sweeteners raise risk of type 2 diabetes, study suggests

      Research shows sugar substitutes may affect body’s ability to control glucose levels, but its conclusions are contested.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Ireland forging ahead with sugar tax amid industry pushback

      Nutrition

      Ireland forging ahead with sugar tax amid industry pushback

      The Irish government confirmed it plans to push ahead with the introduction of a sugar tax this April, despite industry calls for the move to be delayed.

      Source:

      food navigator

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    • Children living near fast food outlets more likely to gain weight

      Nutrition

      Children living near fast food outlets more likely to gain weight

      Researchers say findings raise important questions about local food environment’s influence on the diet of young children.

      Source:

      the guardian

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    • Men with obese wives should be screened for diabetes, experts say

      Nutrition

      Men with obese wives should be screened for diabetes, experts say

      The study was the first to look at the impact of spousal obesity.

      Source:

      the telegraph

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    • Public ‘tricked’ into buying unhealthy food

      Nutrition

      Public ‘tricked’ into buying unhealthy food

      The UK’s obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers, according to health experts.

      Source:

      bbc

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    • School PE is part of the childhood obesity problem

      Nutrition

      School PE is part of the childhood obesity problem

      The curriculum is outdated and does not equip students to lead healthy lives.

      Source:

      the irish times

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    • low fat diets could kill you, shows major study

      Nutrition

      low fat diets could kill you, shows major study

      Low-fat diets could actually raise your risk of early death by a quarter, a major study has indicated.

      Source:

      the independent

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    The UK now joins Mexico, France and South Africa in implementing a tax on sugary drinks. In the UK, this will generate half a billion pounds that will go straight into schools, invested into sports and breakfast clubs. Jamie has welcomed the news about a levy on sugary drinks in the UK, but believes that this is only one part of a multi-layered solution to a complex obesity problem and hopes that this will be addressed in the UK Government’s childhood obesity strategy, due to be released in summer 2016. Read the answers to your questions on the sugary drinks tax here.

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