Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 22/03/2012 - 13:59

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Does it matter if policemen are fat?

There’s an amusing letter in today’s Financial Times. It reads:

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 13:52

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Obesity: rising tide or flat water?

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 15/06/2011 - 10:16

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Getting fat? Blame the car

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 17:33

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Would the last thin American turn out the light?

Is obesity in the United States going up, down, or nowhere much at all?

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 22/02/2010 - 14:07

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Obesity claims inflated again

Slimming World warned last week that people in the East Midlands are the fattest in the UK, while those in London are the slimmest. None are exactly svelte, mind.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 10/12/2009 - 17:41

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English children fat, but no fatter

English children aren’t getting any thinner – but neither are they getting any fatter. That’s the message from the latest results from the National Child Measurement Programme.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 04/12/2009 - 17:04

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The Lone Ranger rides again!

The medical literature is riddled with biases, mostly cleverly concealed. But here’s a great new name for a bias that has hitherto gone incognito.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 03/11/2009 - 13:34

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New report rewrites the obesity trends - or does it?

Obesity trends in children are levelling off, says the National Heart Forum in a new report. Hooray, we’re not going to be quite as fat in 2020 as we thought we were.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 14/04/2009 - 10:34

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Obesity: is the future as gross as it seems?

Did you know the Government has a Children’s Plan, aimed at making Britain the best place in the world to grow up? Neither did I.