A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stone

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

Men who don"t brush their teeth regularly are more likely to have erection problems

Never mind bad breath…Men who don't brush their teeth regularly are more likely to have erection problems Regular brushing reduces the risk of gum diseaseTurkish researchers found men who had inflamed gums – a symptom of the disease – are three times more likely to have trouble getting aroused | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 4 December 2012 Good oral hygiene is linked with a reduced risk of gum disease, which has been shown to triple the risk of erectile dysfunction Men who regularly brush their teeth – thereby reducing their risk of gum disease – are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than their less hygienic counterparts.

Obese and overweight people "more likely to develop prostate cancer"

Overweight men 'more likely to develop prostate cancer because fat provides favourable environment for disease' | UPDATED: 05:12 GMT, 25 September 2012 Being fat makes you more likely to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Women who read food labels while doing their shopping "weigh less than those who ignore them"

Women who read food labels while doing their shopping 'weigh less than those who ignore them' Body mass index of women who read labels is 1.49 points lower – 9lbs – than those who do not checkThe difference in men is just 0.12 points | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 14 September 2012 Women who read food labels while doing their shopping weigh over half a stone less than those who ignore them, researchers said.

Giving babies antibiotics too early could lead to obesity later in life, say scientists

Giving babies antibiotics early on could lead to obesity later in life, say scientists Children given antibiotics before they were six months were 22% more likely to be overweight by the age of three | UPDATED: 10:45 GMT, 21 August 2012 Treating babies with antibiotics risks making them overweight as they grow up, say scientists.

Children who have self-control are healthier (and slimmer) as adults

Resistance isn't futile! Children who have self-control are healthier (and slimmer) as adults Study suggests teaching youngsters self-control could be an effective way of tackling obesity By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:57 GMT, 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 16 August 2012 Children who obey their parents and keep their little hands out of the cookie jar have a better chance of becoming healthy adults, according to a researchers.

Is not joining Facebook a sign you’re a psychopath? Some employers and psychologists say it’s “suspicious”

Is not joining Facebook a sign you”re a psychopath Some employers and psychologists say staying away from social media is “suspicious”. Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren”t on social networking sites are “suspicious.”

Flu vaccinations for every child from 2014 to save 2,000 lives a year

Flu vaccination for every child from 2014 to save 2,000 lives a year Mass vaccination in form of nasal spray 'in the best interests of children'While youngsters not likely to develop complications of flu they can pass it on to elderly family membersGovernment estimate scheme will lead to 11,000 fewer hospital admissions and 2,000 fewer deaths By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:58 GMT, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 25 July 2012 All children are to be given the flu vaccination after experts said it could save up to 2,000 lives a year.

How being pear-shaped like Kate Winslet is better for women than being apple-shaped

How being pear-shaped like Kate Winslet is better for women than being apple-shapedNew research says big-bottomed women are healthier than apple-shaped ones Conclusion could mean end of body mass index (BMI)Method is flawed as it doesn’t take into account differing heights | UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 25 June 2012 Fruity: Women with pear-shaped figures like Kate Winslet are healthier than their apple-shaped counterparts, according to research It may not help when it comes to squeezing into skinny jeans or slipping on a slinky dress.