obesity

The Spectator Podcast: Fat Britannia

7 September 2017 8:25

On this week’s Spectator Podcast, we discuss Britain’s obesity crisis, the upcoming German election and the England team’s footballing woes.…

A sugar tax would be (another) tax on the poor

22 October 2015 18:22

The fat man of Europe is getting fatter. His teeth are rotting from the sugar in his coke and chocolates. He…

Health podcast special: exploring obesity

5 October 2015 14:05

Obesity is not as straightforward as it might seem, and there are many, wideranging reasons behind it. In this View from…

Jonny Wilkinson

Worried about your weight? Check your waistline, not the bathroom scales

19 May 2015 20:34

If you’ve glanced at a newspaper in the last few months you’ll have noticed that obesity is public health enemy number…

Obesity isn’t a ‘disease’, whatever the American Medical Association may think

15 May 2015 11:30

This week, The Guardian informed us, a study revealed the ‘scale of the British public’s denial about weight problems’. Data…

Ignore the latest fad theory. The ‘secret’ of weight loss is to eat fewer calories than you burn

11 May 2015 9:25

Before I got sidetracked by bogus obesity predictions, I was discussing the equally bogus controversy about whether physical inactivity is…

I don’t trust these latest obesity predictions from the nanny state

6 May 2015 22:05

Seventy-four per cent of men and 64 per cent of women in Britain will be overweight or obese by 2030, or…

Why are we getting fat while exercising so much? Try reading George Orwell

5 May 2015 17:52

Last week I mentioned a widely reported article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which claimed that ‘physical activity…

The dodgy science behind the claim that exercise doesn’t help you lose weight

27 April 2015 14:00

You may have heard the news that the nation’s doctors have had a change of heart about physical activity and…

Does Jamelia not know the first rule of Fat Club?

23 April 2015 18:09

The first rule of Fat Club is: don’t talk about Fat Club unless you are yourself ‘big and beautiful’, or…

The fat debate – Julie Burchill vs Katie Hopkins

16 April 2015 12:00

In this week’s issue, Julie Burchill explains why she is not dieting. Ever. As Kingsley Amis said, no pleasure is worth…

Being a bit fat can be healthy. But the medical profession doesn’t want us to know

7 April 2015 12:02

A GP called Malcolm Kendrick has written a book about politically correct manipulation of medical data – and has cropped up…

Processed food is dangerous. It’s time for radical action that libertarians will hate

26 March 2015 10:17

Two very different but valuable crops are grown in Central and South America. After hours of toil, each is carefully…

Nine ways to stop your child getting fat

16 January 2015 10:17

About a third of children in the UK are overweight, increasing their risk of conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart…

Obesity a disability? Only lawyers will benefit from the ECJ’s farcical classification

15 January 2015 10:59

Real disability is humbling for those who have to live with it and those who care for the disabled. A…

Could a Tory peer convince the USA to stomach imported haggis?

14 January 2015 18:19

Tomorrow, parliament will debate a topic of immense significance. Steerpike hears that Tory peer Lord McColl is planning on championing…

A reliable obesity survey? Fat chance

29 December 2014 17:44

More excellent news for Team UK. Apparently we are now the second fattest people in Europe – and are rapidly…

Sod the diet and lose weight anyway – here’s how

20 October 2014 10:33

Who enjoys all that calorie counting? If you hate diets but love the idea of losing a bit of weight,…

Meet society’s latest ‘victims’: fatties, nerds and geeks

11 September 2014 17:50

Exciting times for those of us who are fatter than we should be. The feeling of being put upon may…

Calling doctors fat won’t make anyone thinner

8 September 2014 14:44

Obesity. Everyone’s talking about it. It’s bad. Gives you diabetes, heart disease, and it makes you fat. And if you’re a…

China’s public health crisis

25 August 2014 11:08

During a recent visit to China I knew I was being watched. My family were also frequently photographed and videoed.…

Fat wars escalate as rival groups row over obesity

13 January 2014 17:01

Last week the sugar police were on the beet beat. This week the ‘thinnist’ lobby is claiming that a 2007…

The View from 22 podcast: fat Britain, Westminster reshuffles and Obamacareless

10 October 2013 9:07

Does Britain have an obesity problem? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson discuses the bizarre steps taken…

The Change4Life adverts have got it all wrong

7 January 2013 15:02

Have you seen these Change4Life adverts the government has shoved on the television to stop fat chavs eating themselves to…