Obese Britannia

With our love of junk food of both the fish-and-chips and McDonald’s varieties and our loathing of exercise, and despite our best intents, we in Britain are slip-sliding our way to Obese Britannia.

Want to know our secrets? Click to read today’s post on my Obesity blog.

High-fat diets and the body clock

Interesting new research, albeit on mice, points out how high-fat diets, even for short periods of time, can play havoc with our body clocks, sending our diets, our caloric consumption and our sleep on a different path altogether.

You can read more on how this works, over on my Obesity blog here.

What timing, eh! Just before Diwali for Indians and before Thanksgiving for Americans, two occasions when moderation and caution in eating find themselves being thrown to the winds…

The link between weight and cancer

Few are fortunate enough not to experience the middle-age spread which many dread, and rightly so. Recent research adds to the growing body of evidence linking a range of cancers with overweight and obesity, this time in a cohort study of UK women. You can read the entire post here on my Obesity blog.