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Top 10... alternatives to sugar

Top 10...alternatives to sugar

Mark Briggs

Want to give up sugar while still indulging your sweet tooth? Mark Briggs rounds up 10 natural alternatives more...
An obesogenic diet

US-style 'obesogenic' diet being exported to poor countries, says UN expert

Tom Levitt

14th March, 2012

The West is exporting diabetes and heart disease to poor countries, along with the processed foods that line the shelves of global supermarkets warns UN advisor Olivier De Schutter more...
Obese men

Programmed to be fat: everyday chemicals linked to obesity and diabetes

Tom Levitt

12th January, 2012

Chemicals found in plastics, cosmetics and industry may be altering cells in our bodies, making us more likely to get fat and develop diabetes. Tom Levitt reports more...
Paula Baillie-Hamilton

The mother who exposed the links between obesity and common chemicals

Laurie Tuffrey

12th January, 2012

A growing interest in the links between exposure to chemicals and obesity is a testament in part to the pioneering work of Dr Paula Baillie-Hamilton more...
Obesity

Which chemicals are making us fat?

Ecologist

12th January, 2012

In her book 'The 21st Century is Making you Fat' former Ecologist Editor Pat Thomas details the full range of industrial and everyday chemicals known to encourage us to get fat more...
Obesity

Medical profession 'oblivious' to role of chemicals in diabetes and obesity

William McLennan

22nd March,2011

US officials are beginning to take a greater interest in the reported links between the exposure to environmental chemicals, like Bisphenol A, with the development of diabetes and obesity more...
London consumes 6.9 million tons of food a year, most imported from outside the UK

12 shocking facts about your food

Eifion Rees

7th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: A pocket-sized book highlights some of the super-sized problems associated with the way we feed ourselves more...
Drinking fountain

Lack of drinking fountains in parks makes kids buy fizzy drinks

Ecologist

4th June, 2010

Children may be more likely to turn to sugary drinks and ice-creams because of a lack of working water fountains in public parks in the UK, says campaign group more...
NHS doctor

NHS should promote low-carbon living

Ecologist

11th September, 2009

Public body could save money and play leading role in creating a more sustainable society more...
Imports of processed cheese and french fries have soared

American junk food imports hit poor

Ecologist

12th August,2009

Influx of high-fat and high-sugar foods into Central America has increased obesity levels more...
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Wild work out: Green Gyms

Nicolette Loizou

21st January, 2009

Tired of the treadmill? Bored of the exercise bike? Nicolette Loizou discovers a greener way to get fit more...

Well-balanced diet the answer to childhood obesity

Ecologist

9th August, 2008

Teaching children to eat a well-balanced diet is better at stopping adult obesity than diet foods, suggests study.
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Obesity: 1/17 of 17

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The Big Fat Fix

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2006

Obesity is a problem that is chronic, stigmatised, costly to treat and rarely curable. Why? Because we are looking in the wrong places for a solution. Pat Thomas reports more...
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Medication nation

Mark White

16th December, 2005

Too fat, too thin, too sad, too happy... Whatever the problem Biotech is developing a vaccine or a pill to cure us. Mark White examines the consequences of a world where all our worries can be medicated away. more...
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Let Our Children Roam Free

Tim Gill

23rd September, 2005

Fear of traffic risks and ‘stranger danger’ are holding our children captive indoors. For the sake of their health and development, and for the environment they will one day need to protect, we have to find ways of getting them into the wild.

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Advertising to children

Debate

1st April, 2004

With childhood obesity becoming epidemic in the UK, should food advertising to children be allowed to continue?

FOR: Jeremy Preston vs. Neville Rigby AGAINST
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McLabour Exposed

Solomon Hughes

1st March, 2004

New Labour’s close ties to the fast-food industry are working against the interests of public health more...

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