Obesity rate in France Obesity has doubled in France during the last 25 years. The new national epidemiological survey on overweight and obesity by Obepi-Roche (2020) presented last week by “la Ligue contre l’obésité” showed obesity has increased significantly since the last Obepi-Roche survey (2012), 8 years ago. The survey, which involved 12,000 French participants, is also the first report of its kind to study paediatric obesity. The medical definition for overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI). BMI is measured in units of kg/m2. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight, above 25 is considered... Read More
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Youth smoking has long enjoyed a high profile in the arena of public health both worldwide and in the UK, where there has been an associated decrease in youth smoking prevalence since 1982, with rates reduced from 25% in 1982 to 5% in 2018.However, the issue remains serious, now coloured somewhat by the increased popularity of electronic cigarettes in recent years To address youth smoking, it is important to fully understand the broader context. Statistics on Youth Smoking Prior studies indicate that over 200,000 children begin smoking each year in the UK 2 . Indeed, the majority of adult smokers... Read More
Over a million people are currently living with dementia in the United Kingdom. Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people with dementia may experience. Others include difficulties with planning, thinking things through, struggling to keep up with a conversation, and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia. Dementia’s risk factors The seven main risk-factors of dementia are: Diabetes Midlife high blood pressure Midlife obesity Physical... Read More
Watch our webinar recording to learn about the health needs and health inequities experienced by New Zealand’s Pacific communities, and about the work of the Pacific Heartbeat team, set up by the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand.