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A lack of political will is stalling action on obesity: McKinsey report author

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Europe is struggling to get to grips with rising obesity levels because politicians are distracted by single policies and industry lacks the level playing field that regulation can create, says Richard Dobbs, author of the McKinsey report.

Results from the Swedish survey found the average consumer ate less sugar and salt, more healthy fat and more vitamin D than five years ago. © iStock

Swedish shoppers’ baskets filled with healthier foods, survey finds

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Taiyo introduces sweet-tasting dietary fibres

Aspects of the Mediterranean diet were used to form Barilla's approach in achieving long-term sustainability and improving the health of the population. ©iStock

Barilla identifies Med diet and sustainability as the ‘new culture’ of food

The World Obesity Federation (WOF) is hoping that by classifying obesity as a disease, doctors will take a more holistic view of obesity and will increase the focus on obesity treatment and prevention.©iStock

World Obesity Federation: “Snowball effect” taking place as obesity recognised as disease

Previous studies have reported an association between oral diseases and overweight or obese status. ©iStock/shironosov

Oral health status weighs heavy amongst the obese: Study

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One in three adolescents is obese, say WHO

Gout is a joint disease which causes extreme pain and swelling. It is most common in men aged 40 and older and is caused by excess uric acid in the blood (known as hyperuricaemia) which leads to uric acid crystals collecting around the joints.©iStock/Massonstock

Western diet increases gout risk, Harvard team warns

Leading US confectioners set calorie reduction target by 2022.  Photo: iStock

Mars joins Nestlé, Lindt and Ferrero in calorie reduction goal

Last month the UK’s sugar tax on soft drinks was passed by parliament, and many European countries are watching developments closely as they mull over similar approaches to tackle obesity. ©iStock/SIPhotography

Sugar tax confusion could hit sales of confectionery, biscuits and cakes

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