Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.

Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councils

Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councilsThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council back report which could make 'significant' savings for the public purse By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants have been warned they could lose handouts if they refuse to get fit.

Mothers are over-feeding toddlers who are already fat, sentencing them to a lifetime of obesity, warn experts

Mothers are over-feeding toddlers who are already fat – sentencing them to a lifetime of obesity Survey of mothers found mothers overfeed their children as they cannot see they are too heavy Australian research found 32 per cent of toddlers in the study were fat, but only four per cent were recognised by mothers as having a problemRapid early weight gain before the age of two makes a child three times more likely to be obese later in life By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:29 GMT, 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 28 December 2012 Deluded mothers are overfeeding their children because they are unable to tell if they are too chubby, new research suggests.

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research

Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts.

Formula that could predict your baby"s chances of growing into a fat child

Formula could predict your baby's chances of growing into a fat child | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 29 November 2012 The two-minute test predicts if a newborn baby is going to grow into an obese child At one of the happiest times of their life, it may not be what a parent wants to hear.

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study Test on nearly 9,000 people over 50 have shown lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the bodySmoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI all worsen the risk | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Tests on 8,800 people over 50 have showed cigarettes can damage memory Smoking is known to be highly damaging to physical health, being a major factor in cancer and heart disease.

Exercise "interventions" make no difference to overweight children

Exercise 'interventions' make no difference to overweight children Extra-curricular exercise sessions found to make little impact on children's daily activityExperts suggest diet and healthy eating are key to tackling childhood obesity | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 28 September 2012 Making overweight children to do more physical activity won't help them to shed the pounds, according to a British study.

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.

Children who are obese at eight find it harder to lose weight when they are teenagers despite eating less than slim peers

Children who are obese at eight find it harder to lose weight when they are teenagers despite eating less than slim peersPrevention best way to control epidemic, says experts | UPDATED: 06:59 GMT, 11 September 2012 Children who are obese by the age of eight will find it much harder to lose weight than their peers, a study has found.