The numbers for people who are obese in the UK again saw a record high in 2019; it is the fourth consecutive year that a new national record was set.
Around 20 percent of UK's school children aged 8 to 11 are obese, according to the NHS’s National Child Measurement Programme. In other words, every fifth child is severely overweight. This puts the UK on rank 33 out of 191 surveyed countries (Global Obesity Levels).
Obesity in childhood increases the risk of obesity in adulthood and can cause serious illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Often, it also triggers mental health issues such as depression or fatigue.
Especially now that schools, playgrounds and gyms are closed due to the coronavirus, it is vital to provide a healthy diet and as much
There are almost 4 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom, according to the last figures released by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK. Even though medical techniques are improving, the number of diabetes cases is strongly increasing. Diabetes UK predicted in its reports that if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025.
The last statistics include men and women who are over 17 years old and have type 1 or 2 diabetes. England is the area with the biggest percentage of people suffering from this disease among the UK, in this country the number has increased by almost one million in just 7 years.
Even though type 2 diabetes is the most frequent in adults, a great percentage of children seem to suffer from type 1 diab...
Obesity should be a national priority as it will be the biggest challenge for women’s health in the future, emphasises England’s medical chief officer, Dame Sally Davies in the annual health report.
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The report aims to empower women and their families to lead healthier lives.
It is the first ever report that addresses women’s health and has 17 recommendations to tackle this issue. According to Davies "Women’s health can no longer be side-lined, as this is a national risk,"
What are the health risks ?
If a woman remains obese, it will shorten her lifespan, cause miscarriages during pregnancy or her children might grow up with health problems, warned Davies.
This is also the case for Merila Gerard, who became obese after her first pregnancy had many compl