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Chuck Love
A dwarf has a regular-sized torso and shorter limbs, so we have the same size stomach as everyone else, so we have the same size appetite.feedback
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May 23 2017
Obesity has been commented on by 124 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Obesity are: Tam Fry, Jessica Weber and Jamie Oliver. For instance, the most recent quote from Tam Fry is: “British research has calculated that 19,000 a year could be saved if we ate our five-a-day or more, In addition the Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of cancer and stroke by 40% and also keeps the brain young.”.
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Jamie Oliver

It's awful, it's awful. [Theresa May] will regret it. We know the diseases that the NHS are overtly paying for now and being punished for and crucified now on cost, which is largely obesity, type 2 diabetes and diet-related diseases. This tracks from childhood. It doesn't just happen [during adulthood], it tracks from childhood. As far as I see it … the school is at the front line of the fight against obesity and diet-related disease.feedback

Aseem Malhotra

This study provides further strong evidence that adopting a Mediterranean style diet significantly reduces the chances of obesity. The UK government need to urgently adopt a health policy that makes a healthy diet easily accessible and affordable for all. Not only will this reverse the obesity epidemic but it will quickly reduce the burden of all associated lifestyle diseases that have brought our NHS to the brink of collapse.feedback

Tam Fry

British research has calculated that 19,000 a year could be saved if we ate our five-a-day or more, In addition the Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of cancer and stroke by 40% and also keeps the brain young.feedback

Julen Sanz

Our study suggests that plant-based diets are associated with substantially lower risk of developing obesity. This supports current recommendations to shift to diets rich in plant foods, with lower intake of animal foods.feedback

Carolyn Dunn

Results suggest that there is a beneficial association between mindful eating and weight loss.feedback

Hermann Toplak

Reducing stress before eating is one of the most important things. If you have stress in your job, don't go [straight] home for dinner. You have to reduce your stress levels before – walk or do something restful – then you will eat differently. If you are eating out from your stress and that's very frequent today – especially in cities like London where people are so busy – then you eat quicker, fatter and sweeter. And if you reduce stress levels you will eat salad, you will eat vegetables, because you are in the mood to eat things like that also.feedback

Ujué Fresán

This study found that replacing one sugar-sweetened soda beverage or beer with one serving of water per day at the start of the study was related to a lower incidence of obesity and to a higher weight loss over a four-year period in the case of beer. As obesity carries a high risk for the development of other diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, the possible effects of substituting these beverages with water is an important target to consider in future public health research.feedback

Paul Christiansen

You are taking empty calories out of the diet. Alcohol within itself is incredibly calorific – second only to fat – and beer is an easy way to consume alcohol. Beer also has knock-on effect. When people are dieting they check calories in food, but they are less likely to do so for alcoholic drinks. People also tend to eat more when they have alcohol, they struggle to control their intake. For example, getting a takeaway on the way home from the pub. Nobody goes out saying I really want to eat a kebab. You've already had a day's full amount of calories and a skinful of beer.feedback

Rishi Caleyachetty

Metabolically healthy obese individuals are at higher risk of coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and heart failure than normal-weight metabolically healthy individuals. The priority of health professionals should be to promote and facilitate weight loss among obese persons, regardless of the presence or absence of metabolic abnormalities. At the population level, so-called metabolically healthy obesity is not a harmless condition and perhaps it is better not to use this term to describe an obese person, regardless of how many metabolic complications they have.feedback

Zsuzsanna Jakab - World Health Organization

Despite sustained efforts to tackle childhood obesity, one in three adolescents is still estimated to be overweight or obese in Europe, with the highest rates found in southern European and Mediterranean countries. What is of particular concern is that the epidemic is on the rise in eastern European countries, where historically rates have been lower. Ambitious policy action is required to reach the Sustainable Development Goal to halt the increase in childhood obesity. Governments must target efforts and break this harmful cycle from childhood into adolescence and beyond.feedback

Joanna Inchley

High rates of overweight and obesity among many countries in Europe are an important public health concern.feedback

Dan Cuthbertson

Yet again the science is telling us that physical activity should not, and must not, be missed. Those who fail to exercise ignore activity at their peril: sarcopenia, serious muscle wasting, and obesity may combine to catch up with them.feedback

Heiko Krude

I'm sure that in many clinics worldwide that link is not made. There's now more and more evidence that a partial loss of POMC gene function is linked to more common forms of obesity.feedback

Tam Fry

The Department of Health must now curb the use of any chemicals that impinge on health and that should include carbon dioxide if this effect is replicated in further studies.feedback

Gavin Partington

There is no body of scientific evidence that carbon dioxide contained in soft drinks – or even beer – causes increased hunger or obesity.feedback

Wang Xuebao

Company employees were always sitting in the office, and they don't move around enough.feedback

Alexis Wieroniey - Stroke Association

Most strokes are preventable and everyone can take steps to lower their risk of stroke as they get older. Obesity can increase your risk of stroke by at least 64 per cent, however simple lifestyle changes, like eating healthier meals, taking regular exercise and stopping smoking along with checking your blood pressure regularly can greatly reduce your risk.feedback

Jamie Oliver

These bloody politicians that are like ships that pass in the night they're not necessarily expert in anything. They've possibly never even run a f---ing business. If they're entrusted with the responsibility to represent the community, the very least they can do is go and talk to a GP, a doctor, a bariatric surgeon, [or] a podiatrist that takes limbs off people because they've got type II diabetes.feedback

Laura Dwyer-Lindgren - Institute For Health Metrics

Looking at life expectancy on a national level masks the massive differences that exist at the local level, especially in a country as diverse as the United States. Risk factors like obesity, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, and smoking explain a large portion of the variation in lifespans, but so do socioeconomic factors like race, education, and income.feedback

Ali Mokdad - Hezbollah

If you decide to eat right it's so expensive. We're one of the richest cities in the country – we have Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, headquartered here among many other companies – but if you go into some stores here in the poor areas south of the city, you can't buy fresh fruit, vegetables and salads. We have places where there's an obesity epidemic, and we have an epidemic of smoking that's coming down but still as high in some rural areas as Europe and the Middle East.feedback

Jessica Weber

I was extremely nervous. I almost didn't share it because I thought it would get so much hate. I'm glad I did because I was overwhelmed with kindness and love.feedback

Jessica Weber

I was always prepared for it, but it is still such a struggle to deal with daily. I've seen some people lose weight and have it not be such a problem, but I wasn't that lucky.feedback

Jessica Weber

I wanted to be open about it on Instagram because I wanted people to realize what obesity does. That they can make changes, but they'll also face problems with loose skin in all areas.feedback

Jessica Weber

Seeing everyone so positive has been the best feeling. It makes me more open about my journey!feedback

Jessica Weber

I'm not perfect by any means, and I do stray off of it, but that's what I stick to for the most part. So far it's been a constant struggle. I have to wake up every day and convince my mind that this is the right thing to do. So many people don't understand that it's a mental battle more than physical.feedback

Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen - Novo Nordisk

When we lift the lower end of the range it is mainly because now we are four months into the year and we have not been exposed to any change in the political environment, hence the risk is lower. Sales were driven by our new, innovative products within diabetes and obesity care, and we are seeing the effects of our cost control initiatives.feedback

Bill Ackman

There was all this news agitated by a short seller. Fake news.feedback

Michael O. Johnson - Herbalife

Our company has been under scrutiny but we are a nutrition company. We are in a real mess because people don't take care of themselves. Our company helps with that. That's my advertisement.feedback

Ali Tavassoli

Someone with obesity or diabetes might be taking a pill for 40 or 50 years. What happens when you take a drug like this for that long? What happens to you? These are big unanswered questions. I can't see these things getting regulatory approval.feedback

Krista Varady

This diet just doesn't happen to do better than a traditional approach, but it still is an effective diet for weight loss.feedback

Chris Rayner

HS2 trains will need to offer space for taller people and [allow for] much higher instances of obesity among passengers.feedback

Gavin Partington

Despite their claims, the authors of this observational study admit they found no cause and effect and provide no science-based evidence whatsoever to support their theories. In fact, based on the evidence, Public Health England is actively encouraging food and drink companies to use low-calorie sweeteners as an alternative to sugar and help people manage their weight. Surely we should be trying to help consumers reduce their calorie intake, not presenting unproven claims?feedback

Rachel Clark

Sugary drinks are a big contributor to the nation's obesity epidemic and they contain little nutritional value. With 62 per cent of English adults being overweight or obese, it is encouraging to see NHS England taking steps to reduce sugary drink consumption across England. Hospitals should be leading by example to make the healthier choice the easy choice. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of a number of different health conditions, including 11 common cancers.feedback

Simon Stevens

A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but spoonfuls of added sugar day-in, day-out mean serious health problems. It's great that following discussion with NHS England, big name retailers are agreeing to take decisive action, which helps send a powerful message to the public and NHS staff about the link between sugar and obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.feedback

James Pickett - Alzheimer's Society

This research does not show that artificially sweetened drinks cause dementia. But it does highlight a worrying association that requires further investigation.feedback

Tam Fry

Don't be fooled by the use of the word diet. Diet drinks were dreamed up as a description by an industry wanting to lull you into believing that it was a healthy thirst-quencher. Whether you're thin or fat and thirsty, and not near a good old-fashioned tap, buy yourself bottled water.feedback

Naveed Sattar

This is an interesting paper, but I would strongly caution against the conclusion that artificially sweetened drinks may increase the risk of stroke and Alzheimer's. There is little other strong evidence to support a link between artificially sweetened drinks and adverse health outcomes.feedback

Mary Hannon-Fletcher

These data are sound as far as they go. However it is important to note 'the associations between recent and higher cumulative intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks and dementia were no longer significant after additional adjustment for vascular risk factors and diabetes mellitus' – as the editor also pointed out. So are the conclusions sound? Perhaps not.feedback

Julian Knight

This report highlights a deeply concerning trend away from children's playgrounds. At a time when we are all trying to combat childhood obesity and promote exercise we need to encourage children's play. It would be most helpful if the likes of the Big Lottery Fund could look again at projects which promote children's play.feedback

Lee Peterlin

As obesity and being underweight are potentially modifiable risk factors for migraine, awareness of these risk factors is vital for both people with migraine and doctors. More research is needed to determine whether efforts to help people lose or gain weight could lower their risk for migraine. This makes sense, as the risk entailed by obesity and the risk of migraine is different in women and men and in younger and older people. Both obesity disease risk and the occurrence of migraine is more common in women and in younger people.feedback

Hannah Gardener

Patients and physicians need to work together to monitor and minimize the burden of vascular health factors like smoking, obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes with the goal of protecting both heart and brain health decades before Alzheimer's disease typically manifests.feedback

Julia Belluz

A new Pepsi ad that sparked public outrage is a sign of just how far soda companies are willing to go to appeal to black and Latino youth. The ad features a staged protest filled with beautiful, smiling young people (many of them people of color) and the model Kendall Jenner of the Kardashian clan. Near the end of the almost three-minute video, Jenner offers a Pepsi to a handsome young cop, and all is sunny and well in the world.feedback

Esther Murphy

No one seems to mention this first and crucial step – don't have children.feedback

Kimberly Rotter

My mother-in-law died young, with lots of never-fulfilled plans to enjoy her hard-earned savings. My husband and I learned a very tough lesson from that. We save, but we choose to not miss our chance to experience life now. Cancer runs in both families. There's no way I'll miss out on weekends with my loved ones just to put more money in the bank.feedback

Tiffany Rose Capasso

I would sacrifice anything to be a millionaire. I am trying so hard, but I just can't seem to find my niche. I am a hard worker and would do just about anything to make it happen. I just don't know what. My boyfriend and I just bought a house. We are 30 years old and have to support my mother and it is very hard. I would love to make more money. Any tips would be appreciated?feedback

Richard Spencer

When single-payer healthcare is implemented, issues like food safety, nutrition, and obesity become matters of public concern. It will draw more attention to the alternative we are presenting to America's current lowest-common-denominator society.feedback

Jenny Shapiro

She pulled her shirt up over her mouth, eyes watering, and said, I don't want to gain weight again.' The complication of hypothalamic obesity has been her biggest struggle.feedback

Brad Appelhans

Having to wait for something makes it less desirable. Research shows that humans strongly prefer immediate gratification, and this preference influences choices and behavior in daily life. We wanted to see if we could use this preference for immediate gratification to improve people's vending machine snack choices. Junk food is often immediately available and convenient.feedback

Judith Kuiper

There is more child obesity, and there are initiatives to get them to move more and eat more healthily. This initiative has a wider goal: it aims at what we call 'risk competence', so children become more independent and better at protecting themselves. If they are properly guided, a child of five can light a fire, sometimes even a four-year-old. You should warn them that it's hot and you shouldn't stand on the wrong side if there is wind. But they should learn to handle fire, rather than you saying: 'Don't do that. It's dangerous!feedback

Duncan Selbie

The UK has one of the most innovative food sectors in the world, and it's in everyone's best interests to ensure it remains a dynamic and thriving sector of our economy. The scale of our ambition to reduce sugar is unrivalled anywhere in the world, which means the UK food industry has a unique opportunity to innovate and show the rest of the world how it can be done. We can't duck the fact a third of children are leaving primary school overweight or obese, and obesity generally is having a profound effect, not just on the costs for the health service, but on the overall health of the nation.feedback

Graham MacGregor

We congratulate PHE's tremendous achievement on setting coherent and achievable sugar reduction targets in such a short space of time. However, the missing factor in this report is how these targets will be enforced. We've seen over recent weeks that some companies within the food and drink industry have made great progress whilst others are seriously lagging behind and others claiming wrongly that they can't do it.feedback

Tam Fry

Simply down-sizing sugary food is not the answer. Of the four options given to industry to remove 20 per cent sugar from their products, down-sizing runs the real risk that people will buy two of whatever the product is and eat substantially more. The preferred option is to reformulate the entire product and replace sugar with other ingredients.feedback

Duncan Selbie

We didn't want to spend years in judicial review arguing about whether a jaffa cake is a cake of a biscuit. We will publish details of exactly who is doing what and in the event which we don't see progress we will be giving further advice to the Government.feedback

Abdul Dulloo

Terms like 'war on obesity' and obsession about slimness can backfire over the long-term. The emphasis should not be about 'body weight' or 'body fat' per se, but about motivation for a healthy lifestyle in relation to food and physical activity.feedback

Louise Brown - Medical Research Council

Overall, the uncovering of this association is interesting but I do not feel that is of great help in our fight against the increasing global incidence of diabetes , unless they are suggesting that we all move to colder climates. If they have stumbled across a useful pointer that leads to appropriate metabolic research on the role of brown fat in the development of diabetes then great, but their claims are too strong at this stage.feedback

David Spiegelhalter

Even if these estimates were true, it would mean a 2 degrees rise in average temperature was associated with an increased incidence of diabetes of 0.7 per cent.feedback

Johan Sundstrom

There is also some evidence that obesity per se may cause heart failure, a condition sometimes called obesity cardiomyopathy. From that perspective, weight loss may preserve cardiac function by reducing the heart's pump demand and stress.feedback

Dennis Bier

There's a consistency of data throughout the world that people who have low cholesterol, keep active, don't smoke, avoid obesity and maintain their blood pressure live a longer life. People in these other societies often provide us clues to these health questions, but determining the reasons for their unique metabolism is frequently not so easy to do.feedback

Jerry Summers

I emerged from the week drinking water in huge amounts and going to the bathroom at every opportunity. By God. I've got diabetes. It was not obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise, or wrath of God.feedback

Neil Stanley

I'm regularly asked by workers how they can get by on less sleep but I ask them, Why on earth would you want that?' Given the cognitive disadvantages, plus the health consequences that include a greater risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and depression, there's not a single good thing about poor sleep. It's great to send people on courses and write about sleep in the employee health handbook, but what really works is when bosses stop writing emails at 11pm.feedback

Lesley Carter

We wrongly assume that malnutrition and dehydration belongs to the past but the reality is that poor nutrition and hydration are often not recognised by older people, families or healthcare professionals. We all know that obesity causes serious health problems but there are also serious health consequences for older people who are at the other end of the scale and don't eat enough.feedback

Tanisha Cleveland

I was happy for a bit, but it wasn't much better living with them, because when I was 9, I was molested by my grandfather, and there was nothing I could do to stop it. And that's when I started to run to food to find peace. Cause when I ate, no one was hurting me.feedback

Tanisha Cleveland

She had different people living in the house with us, and I was molested by one of her boyfriends. So I felt like I couldn't control who touched my body.feedback

Wolfram Schultz

Colourful wrapping of high energy foods of course makes you buy more of that stuff and once you have it in your fridge, it's in front of you every time you open the fridge and ultimately you're going to eat it and eat too much.feedback

Wolfram Schultz

We should not advertise, propagate or encourage the unnecessary ingestion of calories. There should be some way of regulating the desire to get more calories. We don't need these calories.feedback

Graham A. Colditz

Avoiding weight gain through adult years is important. Even if you are overweight focus first on not gaining any more weight; for those who are overweight or obese taking off some pounds can lower cancer risk.feedback

Maria Kyrgiou

Other associations could also be genuine, but there is still substantial uncertainty about them.feedback

Rebecca Siegel - American Cancer Society

It is interesting that the increase in colorectal cancer incidence is in parallel with the obesity epidemic.feedback

Rebecca Siegel - American Cancer Society

And some of the factors that are thought to have contributed to the obesity epidemic like a more sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits are also independently associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer, as is obesity.feedback

Rajeshwari Sundaram

If our results are confirmed, fertility specialists may want to take couples' weight status into account when counseling them about achieving pregnancy. The benefits of a healthy weight are well known: obesity increases the risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.feedback

Dan Witters - Gallup

Obesity is the big one. It continues its relentless climb, it keeps muscling its way higher. It is a real, bone fide health crisis in America. Diabetes gets dragged up with it, same thing with depression.feedback

Kenneth Wright

Late circadian and sleep timing in modern society are associated with negative performance and health outcomes such as morning sleepiness and accidents, reduced work productivity and school performance, substance abuse, mood disorders, diabetes, and obesity. Our findings demonstrate that living in our modern environments contributes to late circadian timing regardless of season and that a weekend camping trip can reset our clock rapidly.feedback

Colette Heimowitz

This is the first generation that's going to have a shorter lifespan than their parents because of obesity. If we can get them young and educate them about better choices, that might help.feedback

Samina Mishaal

This one-off cost will allow us to cut our monthly spending on taxis. Besides, it will help my children overcome their obesity.feedback

Nigel Hunt

While these sweet treats might be well meaning, they are also contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health. We need a culture change in offices and other workplaces that encourages healthy eating and helps workers avoid caving in to sweet temptations such as cakes, sweets and biscuits.feedback

Sunit Jariwala

Cured meats are rich in nitrites which may lead to any kind of oxidative stress related lung damage and asthma. In this study, as well as previous studies, obesity may be linked to systemic inflammation that can worsen asthma as well as other obesity related conditions such a sleep apnea.feedback

Nigel Hunt

Managers want to reward staff for their efforts, colleagues want to celebrate special occasions and workers want to bring back a gift from their holidays. While these sweet treats might be well meaning, they are also contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health.feedback

Sam Kass

There was very little positive industry action before she got there. Health and obesity issues weren't on their agendas.feedback

Adam Briggs

The good news is that our study suggests that all of the most likely industry responses ... have the potential to improve health. The extent of the health benefits of the tax will depend on industry's response.feedback

Susan Jebb

The direction of the effect is clear. This levy will have a positive impact, especially on children's health.feedback

Michiko Ohashi

We're really heavy but we want to use that to shake up the idol world.feedback

Michiko Ohashi

People assume that being chubby is a sign of laziness or lack of self-discipline. I became an idol with the hope of changing that image. If they see us working to make our dreams come true, we can show that chubby people can work hard.feedback

Deborah Cohen

The public may want to consider how they are at a disadvantage to prevent childhood obesity when so many food outlets serve foods in quantities that put their children at risk. It is too difficult for children and their parents to limit consumption when they are served too much.feedback

Tom Frieden - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The data speak for themselves. If you look for the goal we set for ourselves, and look at what happened, we didn't achieve it.feedback

Jeff Levi

I think, to CDC's credit, they picked a broad range of public health challenges and they set the bar high enough that they could not automatically declare success at the end of an administration.feedback

Gavin Partington

Evidence worldwide does not suggest that taxes of this sort have any impact on levels of obesity. However, we will review the legislation when published and will continue to work with Treasury officials during the process of implementation.feedback

Eran Segal

People go on diets over and over again – and keep failing. It's a very common problem. Up to 50 per cent of obese people suffer this relapsing pattern.feedback

Eran Segal

The microbiome by itself is not sufficient to produce this (rapid weight again) effect, but it's the diet plus the microbiome.feedback

Zsuzsanna Jakab - World Health Organization

Our governments have given the prevention of childhood obesity the highest political priority. Nevertheless, we consistently find that children - our most vulnerable group - are exposed to a countless number of hidden digital marketing techniques promoting foods high in fat, sugar and salt.feedback

Judith Owens

Their morning wake time should be around 8 a.m. to allow them to get both an optimal amount and timing of sleep. Both insufficient and misaligned sleep has consequences for physical and mental health (increased obesity risk, depression) safety (car accidents, sports injuries) and academics (absenteeism, lower grades).feedback

Carlene Wilson

The mood benefits are likely to be short term and impacted by amount consumed so that consumption of larger amounts would lead to excessive energy intake and associated guilt. Excess energy intake is linked to the occurrence of obesity, which is a risk factor for virtually all chronic diseases.feedback

Linda Bauld

The benefits of e-cigarettes for smokers have been shown to far outweigh the harms, as vaping carries around 5 percent of the risk of smoking.feedback

Linda Bauld

Weight gain prevents some smokers from quitting so we need to explore alternative ways of helping these individuals control their weight, while removing the risks of tobacco use.feedback

Susan Jebb

E-cigarettes are an effective strategy to help people stop smoking and improve their health. If they also help smokers who quit to limit weight gain that would be a bonus, though not yet proven.feedback

Bernie Sanders

Excessive sugar consumption is a serious health problem for children and all of us. It can lead to obesity, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Every community in our country will determine how best to address this major health crisis.feedback

Mindy Lubber - CERES

These are good steps, but when we have an obesity crisis, I think there is more that we can be doing. If a food and beverage company is not looking at nutrition, they are not looking at the direction the world is going in.feedback

William H. Herman

Obesity and lack of focus on diet and physical activity may certainly be contributing to the lack of improvement in blood sugar control.feedback

Michael R. Bloomberg

Smart policies can help to turn the tides on this deadly epidemic, especially those aimed at reducing consumption of sugary drinks, which is fuelling obesity rates.feedback

Douglas Bettcher

Consumption of free sugars, including products like sugary drinks, is a major factor in the global increase of people suffering from obesity and diabetes. If governments tax products like sugary drinks, they can reduce suffering and save lives. They can also cut healthcare costs and increase revenues to invest in health services.feedback

Michael Siegel

From 2011 to 2015, the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo were found to sponsor a total of 96 national health organizations, including many medical and public health institutions whose specific missions include fighting the obesity epidemic. During the study period, these two soda companies lobbied against 29 public health bills intended to reduce soda consumption or improve nutrition.feedback

Laura A. Schmidt

While the sugar consumption was going up in the 80s and 90s, we also witnessed a tragic obesity epidemic.feedback

Mads Krogsgaard - Novo Nordisk

This is a molecule which Novo will examine from every possible angle, also in regards to new disease areas such as liver complications and obesity.feedback

Richard Hamburg

Obesity remains one of the most significant epidemics our country has faced, contributing to millions of preventable illnesses and billions of dollars in avoidable healthcare costs. These new data suggest that we are making some progress but there's more yet to do. Across the country, we need to fully adopt the high-impact strategies recommended by numerous experts. Improving nutrition and increasing activity in early childhood, making healthy choices easier in people's daily lives and targeting the startling inequities are all key approaches we need to ramp up.feedback

Dympna Gallagher

When you have groups of individuals who are fit and highly trained, then BMI is absolutely useless.feedback

Majid Ezzati

Our study also shows the English-speaking world, especially the USA, is falling behind other high-income nations in Europe and Asia Pacific. Together with the poor performance of these countries in terms of obesity, this emphasises the need for more effective policies towards healthy nutrition throughout life.feedback

Justin R. Ryder

We know that youth with severe obesity often experience high levels of pain while walking and have a difficult time with tasks that normal weight persons might take for granted. The most important finding is that not only does bariatric surgery reduce body weight in these teens, but also there are important improvements in walking speed, heart rate and reduced pain while walking.feedback

Emanuele Di Angelantonio

The study found that men who were obese were at much higher risk of premature death than obese women. This is consistent with previous observations that obese men have greater insulin resistance, liver fat levels, and diabetes risk than women. On average, overweight people lose about one year of life expectancy, and moderately obese people lose about three years of life expectancy.feedback

Amir Ghaferi

There's always a concern about weight regain over time so it's good to see 50 percent of excess (BMI) was kept off at 10 years. It's a piece of the puzzle on how to treat and manage obesity, but you can slip back into your bad habits. That's why surgery follow up is vital to treatment success.feedback

David Grabowski

Obesity is associated with higher mortality among younger and middle-aged individuals. However, among older adults, this association is not present.feedback

Cecilia Bergh

The alternative is drugs, it is for the obese surgery, very lengthy treatment. So if we can prevent eating disorders and obesity that would be the goal of our work.feedback

Anastasios Delopoulos

We try to improve it as much as we can and to plan our next steps so it can be used on a very big scale, precisely because we see that the target group exists and they are in danger of becoming obese. It is a very large part of the population.feedback

Vanessa White

I didn't really have any life, I mean I was at school but I would come out for morning tea and lunch to eat with my parents and I lost a lot of friends.feedback

Pierre Vial

When you put on weight you just literally hate yourself, so you don't look at yourself in the mirror any more. When you buy clothes you just get something, and you can't really stand yourself any more.feedback

Ioannis Ioakeimidis

On top of that we have developed a prototype chewing sensor… and as soon as it connects, you put it in your ear and then it detects chewing, from that – with some extra data processing – we are using this throughout the day to quantify automatically, without us being there, hands off, to quantify snacking.feedback

Jamie Oliver

We hold them to commitments, which on a global government level is really useful, it gets nicely competitive… you can say 'why is that government not doing it.feedback

Shane Norris

Being overweight is seen as a positive thing. South Africans believe it means someone does not have HIV/AIDS, which often leads to weight loss.feedback

Shane Norris

Many countries now across the continent are facing a double burden of malnutrition.feedback

Lili Lustig - Cleveland Clinic

The rates among children and adults are driven by the same factors.feedback

Shelby Sullivan

At this point, millions and millions of Americans who have obesity are not being adequately treated. These devices give us an option that eliminates the need to take medications.feedback

Majid Ezzati

Obesity is the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes and our attempts to control rising rates of obesity have so far not proved successful.feedback

Steven Nissen - Cleveland Clinic

In this study many of these patients had abdominal obesity, about a quarter of them were smokers, so they had risk factors.feedback

Erin Hanlon

Our current study adds to that growing literature and suggests that along with changes in leptin and ghrelin, alterations in endocannabinoids – all changing in the direction to favor food intake – may be mechanisms by which sleep restriction promotes overeating. And, on a larger scale, evidence from both laboratory and epidemiologic studies have consistently associated insufficient sleep or short sleep with increased risk of obesity.feedback

James Joyner - Army

It's absurd the percentage of high school teenagers who are considered to be too fat to join the military. Maybe there are two problems: One, obesity, and the other that the standards are out of date and not relevant.feedback

Thomas Hughes - Article 19

We are actively working to better understand the mechanisms and incidence of underlying thromboembolic disease in PWS and severe obesity, as well as the potential impact of beloranib treatment on thrombosis in order to develop a strategy for risk mitigation.feedback

Graham MacGregor

This is yet again another example of scandalous amount of sugar added to our food and drink. No wonder we have the highest rates of obesity in Europe. David Cameron now has all the evidence to make the UK the first country in the world to stop the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic.feedback

Leda Chatzi

Our findings indicate that women should adhere to current fish consumption guidelines. In general, women should eat a variety of types of fish each week and avoid consumption of large predatory fish such as king mackerel, swordfish, shark and tilefish.feedback

Emily Oken

I don't like to use the word 'dangerous' because that may well scare women from eating fish, which are a good part of a healthy diet.feedback

Peter Gluckman

Increased political commitment is needed to tackle the global challenge of childhood overweight and obesity. The WHO needs to work with governments to implement a wide range of measures that address the environmental causes of obesity and overweight, and help to give children the healthy start to life they deserve.feedback

Alexandre Mateus

We have people affected by diabetes, high blood pressure, almost all have problems with obesity.feedback

Kawther Hashem - Action on Sugar

We would very much like to see other sugary food and drink categories in Tesco do something similar and, more importantly, for all the other retailers to also take on this challenge right away.feedback

Sally Davies

We have a generation of children, who, because they're overweight and their lack of activity, may well not live as long as my generation. They will be the first generation that lives less and that is of great concern.feedback

Sally Norton

This balloon will act to educate them a little bit about portion size, retrain their brain, change their mindset a little bit, but it also motivates them because they're going to lose some of the weight that they need to lose on their own and then they've got the tools to go on and continue that once the balloon has come out.feedback

Tam Fry

What you really have to do is to do everything you can to maintain a proper weight, healthy living, and healthy lifestyle so you never get up to a BMI (body mass index) of 27.feedback

Karsten Kaltoft

I hope it will provide more general job security, and that no-one can be fired because they are overweight.feedback

Alain Le Bail

The aim of the project is help consumers adjust or reduce the quantity of sugar, salt or fat they consume, while providing them with the sensation that they are enjoying a well-balanced and tasty diet.feedback

Maria Angela Guzzardi

Brain activity increases because of these stimuli, in this case chocolate. We see this in slim people and in obese people. The brain activity differs, depending on whether an obese person is more or less dependent on food.feedback

Andrea Hulse-Johnson - Family Medicine

I do believe that these chronic conditions starting earlier in life set a person up for not only long-term use of medications and the need to manage them medically, but a shortened lifespan.feedback

Stefan Grobe - Euronews

Experts are ringing the alarm bell. Among America's children, obesity rates have tripled in a single generation. This may lead to an explosion of already high health care costs, putting America's very future in jeopardy.feedback

Paul Burgess

We haven't got a sport mentality in this culture, it's not like Australia where sport runs through every aspect of the culture. Any kind of physical activity is seen as a valuable thing to do, where it's important to develop your mind and to develop your body. In our country we don't see that, we have obesity problem, we have too much drinking, we have no playing fields in schools for children.feedback

Ed Watson - Debenhams

Having worked on this project for three years, we hope that it will help people in some small way to feel comfortable about their bodies and, crucially, that other retailers will follow.feedback

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