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Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

You’ve been using our fat calculator in your droves, working out your BMI (body mass index) and comparing the result with people in your age group and your part of the UK. But a few people have been critical. They say using BMI to measure whether they are healthy, overweight …

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Rise in cancers ’caused by weight’

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all cases of cancer were avoidable – some 135,000. The charity also found that excess weight …

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Rise in cancers ’caused by weight’

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all cases of cancer were avoidable – some 135,000. The charity also found that excess weight …

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A blueberry muffin ‘could have day’s worth of sugar’

Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults, researchers have discovered. An analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance in January found the cakes could contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily limit …

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A blueberry muffin ‘could have day’s worth of sugar’

Some blueberry muffins sold by cafes and supermarkets contain more than the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults, researchers have discovered. An analysis by Action on Sugar and the Obesity Health Alliance in January found the cakes could contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily limit …

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Millennials ‘set to be fattest generation’

UK millennials are on track to be the most overweight generation since records began, health experts say. Based on population trends, more than seven in every 10 people born between the early 1980s and mid-90s will be too fat by the time they reach middle age. In comparison, about half …

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