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Scottish government crackdown on unhealthy food offers

The promotion of food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt is to be restricted in Scotland, ministers have confirmed. The Scottish government plans the move as part of its new diet and obesity strategy to help people lose weight. Ministers also want to see the broadcast of TV adverts for unhealthy food banned before the 21:00 watershed. TV …

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NHS Bans Chocolate !

Super-sized chocolate bars will be driven out of hospital shops and canteens under new targets to tackle obesity, the head of NHS England has pledged. Hospitals will receive extra funding if they limit most sweets and chocolates on sale to a maximum of 250 calories, under the plans. Simon Stevens said there was a need to fight the “super-size snack …

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Rise of the MAMILS…

Last week on my drive to the clinic I was overtaken by a Mamil.  The species are an increasingly common sight on the roads of Cumbria.  Many were brought out of hibernation during the Tour of Britain cycle race. The MAMILS’ to which I refer are of course Middle Aged Men In Lycra.  I would love to say I coined …

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Growing Old Disgracefully…

I write this blog having just returned from an awards ceremony in London, where we picked up an award for our Alevere Weight Loss Therapy on behalf of the Alevere network of twenty eight clinics. Disappointingly I did not get to do an Oscars style speech, much to the relief of Rachel my wife. Our award was one of many …

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