Banning shops from having promotional offers on unhealthy food in a bid to tackle obesity “is a bizarre and contradictory public health policy”, the Scottish Government has been told.
Obesity should be recognised as a disease rather than a lifestyle choice in order to be better tackled by the health sector, industry officials have said.
Children have on average already consumed more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for an 18-year-old by the time they reach their 10th birthday, a study suggests.
Health boards are having to buy extra-large fridges for obese corpses in Scotland’s mortuaries.
Shoppers at supermarkets which removed sweets and crisps from checkouts purchased almost a fifth less of the unhealthy products, a study has found.
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said a “national weakness of will” is costing taxpayers’ tens of billions of pounds in dealing with the consequences of obesity.
P1 children from the poorest areas are almost twice as likely to be at risk of obesity as those from the least deprived areas, new figures show.
Almost nine in 10 people are putting themselves at risk by leading unhealthy lifestyles, a new report suggests.
One in 20 women in England are morbidly obese, new figures suggest.
One in five pregnant women in Dundee smoke, new figures show.