WeightWatchers "is the best diet plan": NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight


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WeightWatchers 'is the best diet plan': NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight Patients lost an average of almost 12lb after a 12-week course, according to research Company says it does better job of motivating slimmers | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 20 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.

Could a shock to the brain stop people from binge eating?


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Can't resist that doughnut An electric shock to the brain 'could stop people from binge eating' When stimulator turned on in obese mice, scientists saw 60 per cent drop in consumption of high-fat foodTreatment is already approved for certain neurological and psychiatric disorders By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:38 GMT, 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 26 June 2012 Scientists have come up with an unusual new treatment for obesity – a zap of electricity to the brain.

Caesarean section babies "face double the risk of obesity" than those delivered naturally


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Caesarean section babies 'face double the risk of obesity' than those delivered naturally | UPDATED: 06:47 GMT, 24 May 2012 Babies born by caesarean section are at double the risk of becoming obese children as those delivered naturally, researchers have claimed.

Womb cancer deaths rise 20% in a decade as experts reveal obesity doubles risk of disease


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Womb cancer deaths rise 20 per cent in a decade as experts reveal obesity doubles risk of diseaseSince the start of the 21st century total yearly deaths from womb cancer have gone up by 400Rise in obesity thought to be reason for the increase in womb cancer deaths | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 5 April 2012 The total number of women dying of womb cancer has increased by 20 per cent in the last ten years.

Marie Eaton: Super obese mother who weighed more than partner and 4 children combined loses 31st


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Super obese mother who weighed more than her partner and four children combined loses 31st in just two years At her heaviest mother forced to sleep on sofa – because she couldn't manage the stairsMarie went on strict diet after her partner proposed A mother-of-four, who once weighed more than her whole family put together – has lost an incredible 31 stone.

Lady Arabella Onslow: At 22 stone, this GP was hardly a role model for patients so she took action


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Should doctors have to practise what they preach At 22 stone, this GP was hardly a role model for patients.

Obesity crisis in primary schools as one-in-five 11-year-olds are now grossly overweight


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Obesity crisis in schools: How one child in three is too fat by the age of 11NHS data reveals 19 per cent of Year 6 children obeseLondon has highest proportion of obese childrenObesity more common in towns and cities than rural areas Obesity is also more common in towns and cities than rural areas, according to newly-released data One child in three is overweight when they leave primary school at the age of 11, alarming figures reveal. Almost a fifth are classed as obese, meaning they are so fat they risk knocking years off their lives. And the number of ten and 11-year-olds who fall into this category has risen by nearly 10 per cent in just four years, according to NHS data.