Obesity Tag

Public health campaigns in the UK to address the dangers of smoking have been hugely successful – but we’ve replaced one oral fixation with another: food. Researchers now estimate that since 2014, obesity and excess body fat have contributed to more deaths in England and...

New Zealand is currently facing an obesity and non communicable diseases (NCDs) epidemic. Recent studies have largely attributed these health issues to insufficient food and low-quality diets that cause micronutrient deficiencies. Improving healthy diets requires broader thinking and collaboration, particularly around maintaining sustainable food systems,...

Rapid simultaneous increases in ultra-processed food sales and obesity prevalence have been observed worldwide, including in Australia. Consumption of ultra-processed foods by the Australian population was previously shown to be systematically associated with increased risk of intakes of nutrients outside levels recommended for the prevention...