• The most sugary cereals have been named and shamed
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    Lauren Sharkey

    The most sugary cereals have been named and shamed

    You might want to swap your daily bowl for something else.

  • Salt being bad for us is a 'myth', doctor claims
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    Alice Sholl

    Salt being bad for us is a 'myth', doctor claims

    Should we be taking Dr James Dinicolantonio's advice?

  • The exercise you need to do to burn off different junk foods
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    Alice Sholl

    The exercise you need to do to burn off different junk foods

    You'll have to do a decent few miles to burn off that mocha.

  • The World’s Heaviest Woman Is Only 36 Years Old
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    Devon Kelley

    The World’s Heaviest Woman Is Only 36 Years Old

    An Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, weighs about 1,100 pounds and is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. She had not left her house in 25 years before a trip to Mumbai, India, for bariatric surgery.

  • Should teachers have the right to police what goes in children's lunch boxes?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Should teachers have the right to police what goes in children's lunch boxes?

    Should teachers be able to police what goes in children’s packed lunch? When it comes to making children a pack lunch, most parents are full of healthy good intentions. Well, not necessarily because it seems some schools and nurseries are actually monitoring the healthy-levels of children’s packed lunches and sending notes home to parents who don’t meet strict nutritional standards.

  • Could enforcing a 'no seconds' policy at dinner time help combat childhood obesity?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Could enforcing a 'no seconds' policy at dinner time help combat childhood obesity?

    Obesity expert, Dr Clare Llewellyn has revealed that though children who are overweight eat just 12 extra calories at mealtimes, that tiny amount adds up to an extra 5,500 calories every month, which leads to youngsters putting on weight up to 7% quicker than other children of the same age. Dr Llewellyn, a lecturer in behavioural obesity research at University College London, said that overweight children do not necessarily eat more often, or have more junk food, but likely pile on the pounds because the portions on their plates are too large.

  • Placenta diet pills, the weight loss regime we won't be trying
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Placenta diet pills, the weight loss regime we won't be trying

    The HCG diet involves taking supplements or injections of HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, combined with an extremely low calorie diet of just 500 calories. HCG is a hormone first produced by the embryo in the early stages of pregnancy and then the placenta during pregnancy to help nourish the womb.