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Children with greater access to fast food outlets are more likely to gain weight compared to those living further away, new research suggests. Academics from UWE Bristol tracked the weight of more than 1,500 primary school children in South Gloucestershi...

A new award scheme encouraging local food businesses to make their catering healthier and more sustainable is launching on 23 May in a bid to help tackle the city’s obesity crisis.

Bristol City Council is asking for the public’s views on proposals to simplify the way people in the city can access information and advice on achieving healthy lifestyles.

Bristol City Council has teamed up with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and other local organisations, including the Bristol Sport Foundation and the University West of England (UWE Bristol), to become more Sugar Smart.

Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese individuals seems to be protected from such diseases.

New research from Children of the 90s shows that the weight gain of infants given cow’s milk as a main drink in place of breast or formula milk before 12 months of age may be greater than that of breastfed infants.

Use of low energy sweeteners in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight – and possibly also when comparing these beverages to water – according to a review led by researchers at the University of Bristo...

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