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Too much food driving obesity epidemic

John Kerr posted in on July 1st, 2015.

Too much energy-dense food is driving the obesity epidemic in high income countries like New Zealand, say the authors of a new global study. In a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, lead author Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere from the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland analysed increases in the […]

Sugar, carbohydrates, exercise and obesity – Expert reaction

Laura Goodall posted in on April 23rd, 2015.

US and South African scientists question whether we can overcome an unhealthy diet through exercise alone. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the experts say they believe excess sugar and carbohydrates – not a lack of exercise – lie behind the surge in obesity. Our colleagues at the Australian and UK SMCs have […]

NEEDNT food list receives nationwide attention

John Kerr posted in on February 24th, 2012.

The publication of a list of non-essential, energy-dense, nutritionally deficient (NEEDNT) foods, has received blanket media coverage across New Zealand, highlighting how important food and diet are to a public increasingly aware of the rising rates of obesity. The list, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, was developed to aid medical practitioners working with […]

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