NHS data reveals UK obesity hotspots

Last year saw 251,030 hospital admissions from people living in the area where medics recorded them as being obese ‑ approaching 700 per day. When the figures are adjusted for population, the rate at which overweight Midlanders are admitted to hospital is

Child obesity increased during COVID-19 pandemic: study

A new study found that child obesity significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The study, published Friday on the Journal of the America Medical Association (JAMA) Network, found that “youths gained more weight during the COVID-19 pandemic than before it.” The greatest

Councils demand more help to tackle childhood obesity

Diabetes UK said childhood obesity was the “main driver” behind the rise recorded over five years. It described the figures as a “worrying wake-up call”. The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, said it was a “sobering reminder”

Councils demand more help to tackle childhood obesity

Diabetes UK said childhood obesity was the “main driver” behind the rise recorded over five years. It described the figures as a “worrying wake-up call”. The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, said it was a “sobering reminder”