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Obesity epidemic risking eyesight of young adults

Scotland’s obesity epidemic could be damaging the eyesight of young adults, according to new research from St Andrews and NHS Fife.

7 December 2018Research

Less than 50 per cent of UK adolescents eat fruit or veg daily

But the good news is young people are eating less sweets 

17 May 2017Public interest stories

Appetite and poverty

This week Dr Boyka Bratanova published research into the psychological mechanisms behind the links between poverty and appetite.  Here, she writes about the obesity challenge and why we need to understand the psychology that links poverty, inequality, and eating behaviour. Let me start with poverty: we know that obesity is strongly associated with poverty. Typically it is […]

21 March 2016Research