Childhood Obesity Strategy should be stronger
Slimming World has welcomed the publication of the government’s long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy. However the organisation expressed dismay that junk food has been let off the hook despite young people themselves pointing the finger at fast food takeaways and unclear food labelling as major factors in the childhood obesity epidemic.
Teen Tom’s got a second chance after losing 14st 5lbs
A teenager from Northern Ireland whose weight left him suffering with anxiety and feeling depressed says he’s finally comfortable in his own skin after losing half his body weight and being named Slimming World’s Young Slimmer of the Year.
Secret slimmer wins top award
A mum who slimmed in secret has won a national award for her inspirational weight loss after dropping five dress sizes.
Missed opportunity to tackle obesity through alcohol advice
Slimming World, the largest weight management organisation in the UK and Ireland, has expressed its deep disappointment that the CMO has missed a golden opportunity to use the first review of official alcohol guidance in 20 years to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis.
Improve fertility through healthy lifestyle changes rather than weight loss surgery
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has released a Scientific Impact Paper suggesting that weight loss surgery can improve fertility and reproductive outcomes in obese women. In response, Carolyn Pallister, Public Health Manager at Slimming World, has urged women and health professionals to take note of the recommendation in the report that getting support to lose weight through healthy lifestyle changes is always preferable to surgery in the first instance.