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BLOG Weight loss advice from GPs really can help people slim down and stay that way
For people looking to lose weight, it can be hard to know where to start. Not only are there scores of commercial weight loss programmes to choose from, there’s also plenty of confusing and contradictory weight loss advice to be found online or in magazines.
Primary care exercise interventions help boost physical activity levels and reduce weight in adults
Research by Loughborough University has found that exercise interventions delivered in primary care appear to boost levels of moderate to vigorous intensity activity in adults by an average of 14 minutes a week.
BLOG ‘Free’ sugars – are children paying the price?
In the UK, around 10% of children aged 4-5 years are obese, and this number rises to around 20% of children aged 11-12 years. Children who are living with obesity have higher rates of cardio-metabolic risk factors, which can lead to early onset of other serious conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.