calorie-reduction

Shrinkflation: coming soon to a restaurant near you

It is less than a year since Public Health England told us that we should be consuming no more than…

14 Dec 2018

PHE’s ‘calorie reduction programme’: coming soon to a supermarket near you

So the crazies at Public Health England are actually going ahead with it. They really are going to put us…

6 Mar 2018

Smaller portions, higher prices, fewer choices; public health puritans are ruining everything

January is a bleak month for many of us. I shall be glad to see the back of it, but…

31 Jan 2018
diet

Permanent diet ‘extends life of monkeys by a tenth’

Reducing daily calorie intake by a fifth has been shown to extend the lives of monkeys by 10 per cent,…

George Monbiot says obesity is an ‘incurable disease’. Here is what’s wrong with his evidence

In the pages of the Guardian today, George Monbiot claims that ‘obesity is an incurable disease’ that ‘resembles cancer’. Needless…

12 Aug 2015