College of Optometrists: Keeping an eye on obesity

21 August 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

How much do we really know about the association between obesity and eye health? As obesity reaches pandemic levels, Kathy Oxtoby reviews the evidence. The implications of rising obesity on the nation’s health may have an impact on eye health. And with an NHS survey estimating that just over a quarter (28%) of children aged two to 15 in England

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Diabetes UK: Number of people with diabetes reaches 4.7 million

26 February 2019
Source: Diabetes UK

One in ten over 40s now has Type 2 diabetes, and the number of people living with all types of diabetes has reached 4.7 million in the UK. The number of people affected by diabetes is expected to reach 5.5 million by 2030. New figures One in ten people over 40 in the UK are now living with a diagnosis

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World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes

7 April 2016
Source: World Health organisation

First WHO Global report on diabetes: 422 million adults live with diabetes, mainly in developing countries   The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity, WHO announced ahead of World Health Day. WHO is marking its annual

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