A seriously ill patient’s condition affects not just their immediate family and friends but the next circle out, their children’s spouses, say, and the one after that, of those spouses’ friends.
Obesity is not a future theoretical threat, it is a present catastrophe.
One of the biggest lies about obesity is that it’s simply about eating too much and not doing enough exercise – problems are often far deeper rooted.
Obesity rates triple in developing countries. A report by the Overseas Development Institute has found that one in three adults globally is obese.
A new novel, “The Middlesteins” by Jami Attenberg, takes a compassionate look at America’s weight problem, and reveals a lot about ours.
Anna Soubry, Minister for Public Health, says she can tell somebody's background just by looking at their weight. Such claims are not evidence-based, they are prejudice-based, and shouldn't be allowed to inform policy.
Anne H Putnam's memoir about obesity reviewed.
The government's package has little chance of successfully tackling our greatest single public healt
I'm amused to see myself feature in the former Sun editor's latest rant.