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People living in Birkenhead have put on 7lb during lockdown - Liverpool Echo

People living in Birkenhead have put on 7lb during lockdown - Liverpool Echo | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People living in Birkenhead have put on 7lb during lockdown according to new research.

In a survey of over 2,000 adults from across the UK, Bodyline Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic found that 74% of people had put on weight since the country went into lockdown on March 23.
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Exercise and mealtime changes can beat Type 2 diabetes, study finds

Exercise and mealtime changes can beat Type 2 diabetes, study finds | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Game-changing research showed that following a 12-week diet together with a healthier lifestyle could also see patients shedding two stone within a year. In the study, 61 percent of volunteers put diabetes in reverse, compared to 12 percent who did not follow the regime. Researchers in Qatar recruited 150 patients, half of whom followed the Cambridge Weight Plan to kickstart their weight loss.
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City life blamed for higher risk of breast cancer | Daily Mail

The stresses and strains of city life could be putting women at risk of breast cancer, researchers have said
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Britain's biggest gambling firms will stop all TV and radio advertising in coronavirus lockdown | Daily Mail

Britain's biggest gambling firms will stop all TV and radio advertising in coronavirus lockdown | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The Betting and Gaming Council said existing TV and radio advertising slots are now due to be replaced by safer gambling messages, donated to charities or removed from broadcast.
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And why the sex differences in Covid-19 susceptibility?

And why the sex differences in Covid-19 susceptibility? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Most day-to-day diseases don’t seem to care what sex you are: man or woman, those coughs, colds and stomach bugs latch on regardless. But, says a report in The Daily Telegraph, there’s clear evidence that COVID-19 is different. Across the world, scientists are reporting that men are much more likely to suffer severe symptoms from the illness, meaning more will succumb.
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Social media users 'copy' friends' eating habits

Social media users 'copy' friends' eating habits | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Social media users are more likely to eat fruit and veg - or snack on junk food - if they think their friends do the same, a new study has found.

The research, by Aston University's School of Life and Health Sciences, found that study participants ate an extra fifth of a portion of fruit and vegetables themselves for every portion they thought their social media peers ate. So, if they believed their friends got their 'five a day' of fruit and veg, they were likely to eat an extra portion themselves. 
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Coronavirus UK: What are 'underlying health conditions'? | Daily Mail

Coronavirus UK: What are 'underlying health conditions'? | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
People are calling for more information about the health conditions suffered by victims of the coronavirus in the UK as the NHS continues to use the phrase 'underlying health conditions'.
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Why are Japan’s millennials shunning alcohol?

Why are Japan’s millennials shunning alcohol? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Some time before the coronavirus outbreak put a damper on this year’s hanami (blossom viewing) parties and other social activities, the media had already noted that the decline in alcohol consumption by younger Japanese has been accelerating. This phenomenon even made the front page of the Nikkei Marketing Journal (Feb. 21).
Citing data from Suntory Holdings in 2019, the article also noted that the market for nonalcohol and low-alcohol beverages such as beer and The Kyoto-based distiller concluded that more people are drinking nonalcoholic beverages not merely as a substitute for alcohol — as would be the case among drivers or expectant mothers — but because they prefer it.

The company noticed that young, salaried male workers, who make up a key segment of its customer base, had begun leaving their jobs at an earlier hour, which, in turn, led to a lower demand for alcoholic beverages accompanying their meals.
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Fears of diabetes epidemic as obesity levels in England almost double to 13million in 20 years –

THE number of obese people in England has almost doubled to 13million in 20 years.

Experts say the rise has fuelled a diabetes epidemic which threatens to bankrupt the NHS with an annual bill of £14billion.
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Number of obese people in UK 'almost doubled in 20 years'

The number of obese people in England has almost doubled in 20 years, new figures suggest.

A report from Diabetes UK found the figure has jumped from 6.9 million people in 1997 to around 13 million in 2017 – the most recent data available.

Obesity is a major driver of Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to a range of serious health complications including heart and blood vessel disease, nerve and kidney damage, slow healing of wounds and sight loss.
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Will Britain stay boozy now that the young are drinking less alcohol?

Will Britain stay boozy now that the young are drinking less alcohol? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It looks like sobriety is having a moment in the spotlight, with drinking rates around the world on the decline – particularly among young people. In the UK, the amount of alcohol consumed per person actually peaked in the mid-2000s and seems to have been decreasing ever since. But is this the case for everyone?
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National funeral for the unknown cyclist

National funeral for the unknown cyclist | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Transport emissions make up 33 percent of UK domestic carbon emissions. What's worse, 70 percent of all road trips are under five miles.

For the large majority of the population these journey's are eminently doable by bike or walking. But for decades governments have resolutely refused to invest the necessary resources to create a national, physically protected cycleway network.

While road and high-speed rail investment programmes are measured in the tens of billions, cycling investment is measured in the miserly low millions. 
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Outrage As Controversial Weight-Loss App Launched for Children As Young As Eight

Outrage As Controversial Weight-Loss App Launched for Children As Young As Eight | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Despite one in four adults worrying about their body image and as many as one in eight of us experiencing suicidal feelings over body image concerns, Weight Watchers has chosen to launch a weight-loss app aimed at children as young as eight years old
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Is the west at crossroads? –

Is the west at crossroads? – | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
From agrarian revolution in Britain starting mid 17th century followed by the industrial Revolution to constitutional liberal democracies, the west led by United Kingdom and the United States of America afterwards have always led the world from the front. In technological innovations, in the aggressive foreign policies they have shaped the world and the current world order puts them at the apex. Indeed history makes it clear European civilization dwarfed others for such a long time.
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Boris Johnson to tackle obesity in fight against coronavirus after ‘believing his weight led to hospital visit’ –

Boris Johnson to tackle obesity in fight against coronavirus after ‘believing his weight led to hospital visit’ – | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
BORIS Johnson has vowed to tackle obesity as part of the fight against coronavirus, after reports that he believes his weight landed him in intensive care with the disease.

The prime minister, previously a critic of the "nanny state", is said to now support a "more interventionist" approach to obesity, which is known to double a coronavirus patient's chances of being hospitalised.
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Keeping healthy in quarantine - By Lavanya Manchikanti, Gumley House Convent School

As a young person I personally think that keeping healthy is not only important but a necessity for everyone. Now that we are quarantined in our homes it is even harder to exercise compared to our norm al daily routine. This may be because many of us cannot go out to the gym to get a moderate workout done or go for a run in the local park. On the other hand, there are many other physical activities you can do at home with family that could be just as enjoyable. 
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The coronavirus-obesity link examined

Obesity may play a significant factor in the severity of coronavirus symptoms, new research suggests.
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Why does Covid-19 kill more men than women? | Daily Mail

Why does Covid-19 kill more men than women? | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Mark and Kathy Anders, both 57, from Rugby in Warwickshire,started experiencing mild flu-like symptoms four weeks ago. Kathy recovered after a fortnight but Mark ended up in hospital.
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Mum 'didn't realise' 18st teen was obese until his hip collapsed due to his size - Daily Star

Mum 'didn't realise' 18st teen was obese until his hip collapsed due to his size - Daily Star | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The mum of an obese teenager claims she didn’t realise his weight was a problem until his hip collapsed due to his enormous size.

Sue was horrified after her 15-year-old son, Harry, was rushed to A&E for major surgery after his 18st weight caused the accident.

The “risky procedure” was made more dangerous by the lad’s weight as the risk of blood clots and infections increase when the patient is obese.
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Millions of asthma patients should cut down on socialising for weeks to avoid serious coronavirus | Daily Mail

Millions of asthma patients should cut down on socialising for weeks to avoid serious coronavirus | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, said the advice to social distance for those who receive a flu jab, including those with asthma, is 'very strong'.
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Obesity almost doubles in 20 years

The data was taken from the Health Survey for England, which found that the majority of adults (64 per cent) in England were overweight or obese and one fifth of 10 to 11 year olds are living with obesity.

Obesity, which is classed as a body max index (BMI) or over 30, is a major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, an important driving factor for heart and circulatory diseases.

Commenting on the analysis, Chris Askew, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said:

“We’re facing an urgent public health problem. Tackling this requires ambitious and sustained action from national governments, across sectors and departments. That’s because, right now, it’s hard to be healthy.”
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Obesity almost doubles in 20 years

Obesity almost doubles in 20 years | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis we are releasing today.

The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997-2017)* estimate that there are now 13 million people over the age of 16 with a BMI of 30 or above which classifies as obese, an increase of more than 6 million since 1997. 
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Alcohol consumption will soon follow smoking and meat-eating in becoming a social evil

Alcohol consumption will soon follow smoking and meat-eating in becoming a social evil | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
I grew up in a teetotal household and my siblings still don’t drink. I was with my English ex-husband on my first visit to a pub and I asked the baffled bartender if they had any herbal teas. By the time we split up, I was pairing wine with my food and turning my nose up at the lower shelves in the alcohol aisles at Waitrose. 
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Is YOUR child a picky eater? Offering youngsters three vegetables rather than just one may be key | Daily Mail

Is YOUR child a picky eater? Offering youngsters three vegetables rather than just one may be key | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Offering children a range of vegetables may stop them becoming picky eaters, research suggests.

Australian scientists looked at 32 children, aged four-to-six, who consumed less than two servings of veggies a day.

Some of the children were offered broccoli three times a week for five weeks, while others were exposed to broccoli, courgette and peas.
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Baby boomers are keeping booze Britain afloat – but the young are drinking less

Baby boomers are keeping booze Britain afloat – but the young are drinking less | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It looks like sobriety is having a moment in the spotlight, with drinking rates around the world on the decline – particularly among young people. In the UK, the amount of alcohol consumed per person actually peaked in the mid-2000s and seems to have been decreasing ever since. But is this the case for everyone?
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