Obesity

Obesity plan gets thumbs down from experts

The Government yesterday released details of 22 initiatives, some new, some expansions of existing programmes, that constitute its response to the growing problem of childhood obesity. As expected, there’s no form of fat or sugar tax and no clampdown on marketing of junk food to children. Voluntary codes and and education campaigns are favoured over […]

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Episode 33: Sweet and sour

A bumper edition this week of the Sciblogs podcast owing to the huge amount of interesting science news around the traps. I kick off with my Science Media Centre colleagues John Kerr and Dacia Herbulock analysing what’s come out of the Rio20+ summit in Brazil – what have the world’s nation’s agreed on and is […]

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The bulk of the nation (infographic)

If you bought a paper this morning, particularly the Herald, you’ll have bene greated with front-page stories detailing a list of 49 foods that obese people should avoid. In fact, we should probably all avoid them, but University of Otago researchers who put the list together, are targeting people who are overweight or obese and […]

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