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Please scroll down below for recently added articles in September 2015 

PRESS RELEASE 8 January 2015

pdfPress Release - Get Britain Standing

12 March 2015

Coca-Cola Great Britain Choice and Information Report

August 2015 - PRESS RELEASE

BOS Poster Competition 

Student's poster design will highlight obesity problems

A thought-provoking poster has been designed by a University of Wolverhampton art student as part of a campaign to tackle obesity.

Zoe Westwood created the 'eating your feelings' design for the British Obesity Society after the charity launched a competition for a creative poster to catch public attention.
Her winning artwork depicts a person eating biscuits with words such as 'sadness', 'boredom' and 'worry', highlighting emotional links to overeating. 

pdfFull Press Release

Poster - jpgAre You Eating Your Feelings?

Photo - jpegWinning Presentation

Feeds from the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=obesity

NICE issues guidance to encourage people to make resolutions for life, not just New Year - for the full report visit http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH49

NICE guidance - Managing overweight and obesity in adults – lifestyle weight management services – Helping to put the guidance into practice - for the full report visit http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH53

The European Congress on Obesity in Sofia, Bulgaria
, C3 launched our latest publication (with the European Association for the Study of Obesity), Obesity: Perception and Policy – Multi-country Review and Survey of Policymakers 2014.  11 countries:Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United States. There has been significant enthusiasm for the report at the conference.

More information, and a link to download the pdf of the report, can be found here: http://www.c3health.org/c3activities/documents/obesity-policymaker-survey-2014


 New articles added - September 2015

pdfProspective Relationship Between Body Weight & Physcial Activity

Lancet Acticles on Neonatal Diabetes & Bariatric Surgery vs Conventional Treatments in T2DM

pdfChange Your Sitting Habits

pdfWeightloss Breakthrough Paper

pdfImproving the Detection & Prevention on Type 2 Diabetes

pdfNew NICE Guidance on Diabetes


pdfA Message to Local Fitness Centres

pdfFinal Thought to Change

pdfThe Root Cause - Emotional not Behaviour

pdfStructured Education - What are we learning?

pdfThe Processed Truth

Thousands of Black Country youngsters obese by age of 11

Noom  - Your Healthy Weight Loss Coach App

Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) Age 11 Initial Findings briefing paper on Child obesity and overweight  

Obesity costs UK society 73 billion per year, a study by McKinsey & Company reveals

What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?

Obesity, Stroke Risk and Stroke Recovery with Pool Exercise

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Obesity, Breast Cancer and Medicare Treatment Coverage www.blog.ehealthmedicare.com/2014/10/breast-cancer-medicare-coverage/

Losing Weight: What is Healthy Weight Loss?

The Very Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep it Off www.my.clevelandclinic.org

Weight Loss Planning Calculator for Men and Women

1) www.win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/
2) www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html
3) www.blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/11/19/obesity-epidemic-costing-world-2-trillion-a-year-study-says/

pdfAdiponcosis: A new term to name the obesity and cancer link

pdfMetabolic mediators of the effects of body-mass index, overweight, and obesity on coronary heart disease and stroke

pdfHow Early Should Obesity Prevention Start?

pdfMiddle age men have more of a reason to diet than women do

pdfDying for a good night's sleep 

pdfAwareness of Obesity and Diabetes: A Survey of a Subset of British Male Drivers

pdfHealthy Lives, Healthy People

pdfObesity Management in Primary Care – Can It Work?

pdfBMI Chart

pdfThe benefits of low calorie diets for diabetics

pdfDifferences in coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer mortality rates

pdfGuidelines on the management of obesity

pdfHertfordshire Weight Management Pilot - Evaluation Report

pdfTreating Type 2 Diabetes by Treating A Primary Cause

pdfHealthcare in the NHS

pdfDealing with obesity in primary care

pdfThe benefits of low calories diets for diabetics

pdfWhy patients fail to lose weight

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)

- http://www.nice.org.uk/Search.do?searchText=obesity&newsearch=true&SEARCHTYPE=News#/search/?reload

pdfAll Parlimentary Party Group on Obesity - 16 April 2013

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About us

As an independant charity, the BOS receive no money from local or central government and is completely self-funding.

Winning Poster

We are delighted to announce our winner Zoe Westwood for the BOS Poster competition...please read the article in Home page and download the poster!

Our mission

We want to change attitudes towards obesity; how its managed, how we can prevent it, and how society responds. These are big challenges. We'd like to encourage a degree of activism among people living with obesity.
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