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First strict test shows why a junk-food diet packs on weight : Research Highlights
Trial in humans consistent with the idea that more processed food is worse for you because you eat more calories. > Harried humans around the world are embracing cheap, ultra-processed foods such as white bread, bacon and hash browns. But the first randomized controlled trial on the health effects of these foods shows that people offered such a diet ingest more calories — and pack on more weight — than they do when presented with more wholesome meals.
food  overweight  diet 
3 days ago by porejide
Families 'can't afford to follow healthy diet guidance' - BBC News
The Food Foundation says the poorest fifth of homes with children would have to spend 42% of their disposable income (after housing costs) to meet guidance set out in the Eatwell Guide.
UK  poverty  child  public  health  prevention  obesity  overweight  food  Brexit  GFC  social  trap  income  mobility  downward  inequality  FoodBank  Austerity  meritocracy  meritocratic  class 
september 2018 by asterisk2a
Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study - BBC News
Lorcaserin - 'Lorcaserin! For addicts.' You lose some weight, but you are still an addict. See 4k over 40 months. Hilarious. And costs 300$ per month. Ridiculous.
obesity  overweight  bariatric  surgery  Lorcaserin  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  public  health  prevention  CVD  Cancer  addiction  self-medication  addict 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Management of obesity in the psychiatrist's office
> First, obesity is a behavioral problem that involves eating too much and moving too little. The most robust evidence for effective management of obesity is for behavioral interventions, usually referred to as lifestyle interventions. These are typically based on principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and social cognitive change. Psychiatrists are experts of behavioral change and are equipped with the tools to employ against this disease.

Second, it has become abundantly clear that psychiatric medications, especially antipsychotics, play an important role in the increased rates of obesity among patients with SMI 3. While it is preferable to prevent the excess weight gain due to psychotropic medications, this is not always possible. Many patients will already be overweight or obese at the initial visit to a psychiatrist. Management of overweight and obesity is therefore as much a part of psychiatrists' duty as the management of other medication side effects, ranging from movement disorders to impaired sexual function. Obesity is also associated with increased rates of depression, decreased quality of life, and increased stigma in this population. Obesity is a calamity that needs to be managed in the psychiatrist's office.
overweight  psychiatry  histamine  dopamine 
july 2018 by porejide
Record number of severely obese children - BBC News
Levels of childhood obesity have remained fairly stable in recent years, but the new analysis shows that severe obesity has been on an upward trend over the last decade.
obesity  UK  childhood  public  health  prevention  overweight  chronic  sick  population  sickcare  demand  diabetes  NHS 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions - BBC News
The 2,714 patients with a positive result had a 58% higher risk of death from other conditions.

Having a positive result was significantly associated with increased risk of dying from circulatory disease, respiratory disease, digestive diseases excluding bowel cancer, neuropsychological disease, blood and endocrine disease.
chronic  sick  population  sickcare  demand  NHS  Obesity  Cancer  CVD  public  health  demographic  bubble  rationing  diabetes  overweight  inflammation 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
Deutschland: 58 Prozent der Eltern sind übergewichtig - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Laut Robert Koch-Institut sind in Deutschland 21 Prozent der Kinder im Alter von drei bis 17 Jahren zu dick.
obesity  overweight  public  health  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  Germany 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
May's extra cash for NHS is not enough, says spending watchdog | Society | The Guardian
NAO’s Sir Amyas Morse warns more is needed to meet needs of a changing population [...] But Morse said the funding increase would only serve to maintain current service levels and would not be enough to meet the needs of a rapidly changing demographic. // &! Tory councils join demand for tax increases to fund social care services - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/01/tory-councils-call-tax-to-fund-social-care - An astonishing nine in every 10 local authorities say that taxation must now be part of the solution in securing the viability of adult social care, according to a comprehensive survey of council leaders and senior figures responsible for care.

Concerns have been growing as a result of another delay to government proposals on resolving the crisis and complaints that pledged funding for care has been diverted to the NHS. // &! SOCIAL CARE - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/02/social-care-nhs-theresa-may-courage-attlee-cqc-david-behan & https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/03/social-care-70-cinderalla-service-funding //&! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/04/nhs-social-care-health-service - The founding principles of the health service must be extended to social care. Otherwise the NHS will be run into the ground
NHS  ageing  population  social  adult  elderly  care  Council  Austerity  sickcare  demand  demographic  bubble  Theresa  May  Simon  Stevens  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  self-medication  Tories  Conservative  Party  premature  GP  CQC 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
'Tax and regulate more to improve health' - BBC News
The independent analysis, produced for the BBC, said the success of the smoking ban and sugary drinks tax should embolden ministers.

The experts also said the fear of the "nanny state" tag was unfounded as polling suggested the public have an appetite for tough action.

It comes after ministers in England unveiled new plans for child obesity.
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They pointed out that seven in 10 adults do not meet the recommended guidelines in relation to diet, physical activity, drinking and smoking.

But despite this, polling carried out for the report by Ipsos MORI found that 85% of people believe they have a "great deal of responsibility" for keeping healthy.

The survey of more than 2,000 people in the UK also showed a significant degree of support for taxes and regulation.
UK  obesity  public  health  childhood  sickcare  NHS  CVD  overweight  Cancer  diabetes  prevention  Sugar  Tax  premature  ageing 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Normalization of 'plus-size' risks hidden danger of obesity, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News
New research warns that the normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight - undermining efforts to tackle England's ever-growing obesity problem.
obesity  overweight 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Unemployment and the Trade Deficit: It Really Isn't That Complicated | Beat the Press | Blogs | Publications | The Center for Economic and Policy Research
First of all, pointing to the low unemployment rate coinciding with a large trade deficit as evidence there is no link between unemployment and a trade deficit makes as much sense as pointing to a very underweight person suffering from the late stage cancer as an argument against any link between being seriously overweight and bad health.
weightloss  analogy  casual  antifat  bias  overweight  health  economics  cepr 
may 2018 by smargot
Chips: Forscher ergründen Suchtgefahr - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Essen = Droge

Manche Forscher vergleichen die Wirkung von Essen auf das Gehirn mit der von Drogen, wobei der Botenstoff Dopamin eine große Rolle spielt. Sie fürchten auch beim Essen eine Art Teufelskreis: Man braucht immer mehr von einer bestimmten Substanz, um den gleichen euphorischen Zustand, das gleiche Belohnungsgefühl, zu bekommen - man wird süchtig danach.
obesity  NHS  overweight  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  self-medication  food  addiction  USA  UK  Germany  NAFLD  abuse  junk  fast  Salt  Sugar  Fat  dopamine  chronic  sick  population  sickcare  Diabetes  premature  ageing 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
Bauchschmerzen, aber Magen und Darm sind okay - ein rätselhafter Patient - SPIEGEL ONLINE
45 - atypical symptoms - Der Fall illustriert: Menschen können einen Herzinfarkt erleiden, ohne die als typisch beschriebenen starken Brustschmerzen zu spüren, die oft in einen oder beide Arme ausstrahlen und meist auch mit einem quälenden Gefühl der Enge oder einem starken Brennen verbunden sind. Bei bis zu einem Drittel der Betroffenen treten diese Schmerzen nicht auf, sondern sie plagen untypische Beschwerden - wie etwa Bauchweh, Übelkeit und Atemnot.
CVD  heart  attack  chronic  sick  population  NAFLD  sickcare  demand  tobacco  overweight 
april 2018 by asterisk2a

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