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Mum's diet mirrors child's food allergies

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that a long-term study evaluating maternal diet's impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children. 

Food banks see 'shocking' rise in number of users

www.gdaguru.com today reports that a food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before. 

Sweets at checkout to stay

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that plans to clamp down on the promotion of junk food in supermarkets have been scrapped after major stores refused to sign up. 

Elderly who lose interest in pastimes could be at risk of Alzheimer's Disease

www.gdaguru.com today reports that losing interest in hobbies and other activities in older age could be an early sign of dementia, according to scientists. 

Obesity to blame for dramatic rise in diabetes cases

www.gdaguru.com today reports that an 'alarming' rise in obesity has contributed to a dramatic increase in the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S, according to a new study. 

Major new documentary series examines the state of elderly care

www.gdaguru.com today reports that ‘Protecting Our Parents’ examines how to manage a rapidly aging population and gives a vivid demonstration of the scale of the problem. 

War on salt has cut heart deaths

www.gdaguru.com today reports that efforts to cut salt in the British diet are behind plummeting deaths from heart disease, research suggests. 

Obesity during pregnancy a growing problem

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reports that more than 50 percent of pregnant women are overweight or obese. 

High fat diet sharply increases breast cancer risk

www.gdaguru.com today reports that a high fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, a study has found. 

Eating disorders in young men 'are being overlooked'

www.gdaguru.com today reports that young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of a perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers. 

Junk food can make asthma inhalers 'useless'

www.gdaguru.com today reports that eating fast food and consuming sugary drinks renders the most common asthma inhaler ineffective, a new study warns. 

Smartphones may be ruining the sleep of UK teenagers

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that teenagers who lie in bed texting and checking their social media accounts on their smartphone or tablet before going to sleep each night could be denying themselves a good night’s rest. 

Fruit juices and smoothies contain 'horrifying' sugar levels

www.grub4life.org.uk today reports that analysis by the Telegraph shows that many fruit juices and smoothies contain more sugar than the World Health Organisation recommends an average person should consume in a day. 

Government to move ahead with standardised cigarette packets

www.gdaguru.com today reports that the government is moving forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs. 

A cup of Earl Grey 'as good as statins'

www.gdaguru.com today reports that scientists believe bergamot, a key ingredient in Earl Grey tea, can significantly lower cholesterol. 
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Hi peeps! The gastric banding op went well, 3 and half months down the line, have lost a total of 40 pounds so far. Still have the problem of being greedy and eating too fast, have recently been...
Wed 25th Sept
Started Garcinia Cambogia on Monday 23rd Sept weight today is 190.8. Carbs on Monday = 140 Carbs on Tuesday =90  Weight today Wednesday is 188.  Down 2.8 since...
my new life
I have done it , reached my goal with weight watchers, it feels great I am now 10st with weight watchers and my band I should be able to stay this weight give or take a 1lb or 2 for life. Fingers...
18 months out.
18 months out and it all seems to have come to a halt anyone else having the same problem xx
Catch up...
Having gained over a stone - which I am putting down in large part to the menopause from hell - I had a fill today.  4.5 mls now.Life is very good and I am so pleased I had the band but I think...
Weight loss update
Just updating weight loss.  Band restiction is good and haven't weighed as little as this ever as an adult
Great to be back!
Hello everyone!  Sorry I’ve been away.  I was in Japan visiting my wife and son for a few weeks.  I’ve been pretty jetlagged but I think I’m over it now.  I hope...
Down down down
I hope I will be going down again this week.  Last week I broke through my next stone barrier; I hope I don't creep up instead of down, down, down!
my new life
Well here i am again after so long,it has taken me 6 years since my op but i am now 10st 8lb 7lb off my goal weight and i can tell you im pretty pleased with my self and am now feeling much healthier...
I'm melting
I must admit, I'm already dissatisfied with the site... I think I'm looking for something a bit like Weight Watchers online, where you can track your diet and exercise as well as get support. I don't...
Today's plan
Today's plan is to not have any bad snacking, avoid daytime temptations, try to drink more water and go swimming. Hopefully not drink more water whilst swimming. Work - I have a lot on with...
back at last
After losing nearly half my body weight -(started 19 stone 10 and now 9 stone 12) i can honestly say ......what a journey. After losing all the weight the final part of the jigsaw came last year when...
False Hunger
Hello.  Sorry I haven’t check in for a little while.  Been a little busy trying to put my book out and getting ready for my trip to japan at the end of this month.  There are...
Day One
Met Kim today to start at the obesity clinic she runs at my doctor's surgery. On Monday when I went to see my GP I finally admitted that I need help to be healthy and learn to live a healthy lifestyle...
Caught up in a Calorie Battle
Hello everyone.  There are a lot of people who are talking about how they're trying to cut down on calories and they're not sure how many calories are good or how many calories are bad or what...
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