Category Obesity

Not just any fat – saturated fat is key

During the last year in the UK I have noticed an increase in positive reviews over low carb diets. It certainly feels that the low carb awakening has started and that awareness about low carb diets is increasing. However, still many Brits seem to associate saturated fat with something you should avoid and the majority […]

Pain in the pocket for the soft drink giants

The New Year started with some good news! Brits are drinking less Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) – much because fizzy drinks contain too much sugar, research from Mintel revealed last year. This positive trend now clearly causes serious pain in the pocket for the soda giants. One of the key offenders in Britain’s obesity problem with […]

A billion overweight in developing countries – time for a change?

The obesity epidemic affects not only the already rich world. According to a new report, the proportion of people with weight problems in developing countries has quadrupled since 1980. The development can be seen everywhere in the world. The chart shows proportion with weight problems in various parts worldwide. The report from a British think […]