‘Exercise labels’ should be added to food packets, expert argues

“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, …
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“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

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In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, argues that the current “traffic light” food labelling system is not promoting positive changes in public health.

Cramer makes the case that “activity equivalent” labelling could change people’s behaviour.
Traffic light labelling
The widely used “traffic

Anti-smoking drug may also help combat sugar cravings

“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.
A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

Varenicline targets what are known as the…
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“Anti-smoking drugs could stub out your sugar cravings,” the Daily Mail reports.

A study in rats suggests that varenicline (Champix), used to relieve nicotine cravings, could also help reduce the desire to consume sugary foods and drinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwOiQFztUmE

Varenicline targets what are known as the “reward pathways” of the brain. These are areas that respond to certain stimuli, which can range from illegal drugs, sex or gambling to sugary foods.

They react by releasing more of the “feel-good” neurotransmitter dopamine, which can st

Global obesity rates expected to soar in next decade

“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends.

The …
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“One-fifth of adults worldwide will be obese by 2025,” The Guardian reports, while The Sun warns that the “UK’s population to be fattest in Europe” by the same date. These are just some of the conclusions of a major modelling study of global obesity trends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM_ZpNNGkew

The study used data covering 19.2 million adults in 186 countries, which was then used to estimate the number of people falling into different body mass index (BMI) categories across the decades, from 1975 to 2014. During that time, the average global BMI for men and wo

Diluted apple juice ‘as good as’ rehydration drinks for children

“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.
The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

When children get …
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“Scientists have revealed which fruit can stop toddlers crying due to stomach pains,” says the Daily Mirror, missing the point of the study it reports on.

The study looked at the use of diluted apple juice to prevent dehydration in children withupset stomachs.

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When children get diarrhoea or vomiting, the main danger is that they will lose too much fluid (become dehydrated). Severe dehydration can be life-threatening and can happen quickly in young children.

To prevent this, doctors often recommend giving them specially made rehydration dr

Can you really ‘catch’ obesity?

“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity….
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“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IUvIw5YWno

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity. There’s no reason to think that you can “catch” obesity from spending time with people who are overweight.

The colony of bacteria in the human gut (known as the microbiome) affects how we digest food, our immune system, how our body temperature remains stable, and oth

Study says there’s no link between cholesterol and heart disease

“Controversial report claims there’s no link between ‘bad cholesterol’ and heart disease,” the Daily Mail reports, while The Times states: “Bad cholesterol ‘helps you live longer’,”.

The headlines are based on a new review which aimed to …
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“Controversial report claims there’s no link between ‘bad cholesterol’ and heart disease,” the Daily Mail reports, while The Times states: “Bad cholesterol ‘helps you live longer’,”.

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The headlines are based on a new review which aimed to gather evidence from previous observational studies on whether LDLcholesterol (so-called “bad cholesterol”) was linked with mortality in older adults aged over 60. The conventional view is that having high LDL cholesterol levels increases your risk of dying o

Three servings of wholegrains a day ‘cuts risk of early death’

“Eating Weetabix for breakfast ‘can slash your risk of dying early from any cause’,” the Daily Mirror reports.
A new study looking at wholegrain consumption (not just Weetabix) found a strong link between consumption and improved “long-term health and…
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“Eating Weetabix for breakfast ‘can slash your risk of dying early from any cause’,” the Daily Mirror reports.

A new study looking at wholegrain consumption (not just Weetabix) found a strong link between consumption and improved “long-term health and longevity” compared with people who ate little or no wholegrain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXFGmADicKY

This study pooled data from 14 large studies, which included 786,076 people. It found that the chances of dying from any cause during study follow-up was 16% lower for people who ate the most wholegrain, compared to those who ate the least. The link wa

Should we ‘eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper’?

“We should ‘eat breakfast like a king’ to fight obesity, scientists claim,” the Daily Mirror reports.
The headline was prompted by a new review into “chrono-nutrition”, which involves seeing if when we eat is as important as what we eat.

The review suggests…
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“We should ‘eat breakfast like a king’ to fight obesity, scientists claim,” the Daily Mirror reports.

The headline was prompted by a new review into “chrono-nutrition”, which involves seeing if when we eat is as important as what we eat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMTiLlCxwBI

The review suggests eating more of our total daily food intake in the evening – the pattern most common among people in the UK – may be linked to obesity.

But the evidence for this is not conclusive, and the studies included in the review vary in their findings.

The study also shows there is a wide varia

Healthy overeating can be bad​

According to a research, conducted by biologists from University of Houston in Texas, more than 200,000 American die of breast cancer every year.

More health articles that might be of interest for you:

How bad can salt be

The dark side of cannabis

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According to a research, conducted by biologists from University of Houston in Texas, more than 200,000 American die of breast cancer every year.

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Lessons From a Trainer Who Put on 50 Pounds to Help Others Lose Weight

We all have our own unique goals for health and wellness, but losing weight is often high on the list. Considering how difficult weight loss is for most people, it’s hard to imagine intentionally packing on the pounds once you’ve reached your goal—but that’s exactly what Seth K…
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We all have our own unique goals for health and wellness, but losing weight is often high on the list. Considering how difficult weight loss is for most people, it’s hard to imagine intentionally packing on the pounds once you’ve reached your goal—but that’s exactly what Seth Kaufmann did.

A yoga instructor, gym owner and sports nutritionist in South Florida, Seth was one of 10 trainers starring in A&E’s docuseries “Fit to Fat to Fit.” His assignment: Gain 50 pounds in order to motivate his 380-pound client, Dave, to change his unhealthy ways. This extreme weight loss experiment was

6 Things Every Woman Should Know About Losing Weight After Pregnancy

After nine months of being in a body that’s constantly changing, you’re psyched to finally meet your kid and embrace #MomLife. At the same time, there’s so much focus on celebs’ post-baby bodies and how fast they’ve “bounced back.” When someone like…
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After nine months of being in a body that’s constantly changing, you’re psyched to finally meet your kid and embrace #MomLife. At the same time, there’s so much focus on celebs’ post-baby bodies and how fast they’ve “bounced back.” When someone like Adriana Lima walks the runway just weeks after giving birth, it can feel like there’s some kind of secret or magic bullet to dropping the baby weight quickly. But here’s what you can realistically expect when it comes to weight loss after birth, according to experts.

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Does Cranberry Juice Really Help When You Have a UTI?

Life is never reallllllly the same after your first UTI, right? That one-two punch—the burning sensation when you pee, chased by the urge to pee again approximately six seconds after you flush—sears itself in your memory. Years after your first UTI, you’ll be sitting in a meeting wanting to…
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Life is never reallllllly the same after your first UTI, right? That one-two punch—the burning sensation when you pee, chased by the urge to pee again approximately six seconds after you flush—sears itself in your memory. Years after your first UTI, you’ll be sitting in a meeting wanting to pee, realize you just peed 20 minutes ago, and although you really don’t have a UTI because you would know, you connect the timeline dots and the anxiety creeps up in your throat: omgdoihaveauti?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRtX42AI9jk
For the one in five American women who experienc