obesity

Living next door to someone rich, and beside a motorway, makes you fat and your blood pressure soar

6 June 2015 9:00 am

I wrote last week about a swarm of bees that had attached itself to a wall of my house, as…

David Starkey’s diary: Why don’t we celebrate the triumphs of private dentistry?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

To the dentist. And for an extraction. I hadn’t had a tooth out in decades. But the twinges when I…

Sorry Katie Hopkins, but I’m not dieting. Ever

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Why I am not dieting. Ever

The mobility scooter plague

11 April 2015 9:00 am

The mobility scooter plague

Why are there so many fat people in pictures of food banks?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Were you aware that the famous actor Andy Garcia was born with a foetus growing out of his left shoulder?…

Miriam Gross’s diary: As a qualified teacher, I say let in the ‘untrained’

2 August 2014 9:00 am

I knew that the historian Sir Richard Evans was a rather abrasive and quarrelsome man, but I was staggered by…

Farewell, Speccie

19 July 2014 9:00 am

So we are all going to have to pay for fatties to have stomach bands and bypasses, are we? It…

The big fat lie about cholesterol

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Though I’m not generally big on banning stuff, there’s one substance I would prohibit without a moment’s hesitation — probably on…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Old cabby’s tale Stephen Rommei’s London cabby story (Diary, 7 June) reminded me of catching a cab one cold night…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 8:00 am

A history of persecution Sir: Colin Brown (Letters, 7 June) ignores some good reasons for keeping religion out of society.…

Why Weight Watchers doesn’t deserve taxpayers’ money

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Why slimming clubs don’t deserve public money

Portrait of the week: water, water, everywhere

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Home The Somerset Levels continued to wallow in floods. The Environment Agency was widely blamed for not having dredged channels,…

A successful obesity campaign? Fat chance

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Fat chances The National Obesity Forum said that Britain is reaching a ‘doomsday scenario’ where half the population is obese.…

'Too Fat Polka', and other politically incorrect songs of the 1940s

26 October 2013 9:00 am

When I was a child, growing up in Hertfordshire just after the second world war, my parents employed a cook…

Big Brother, by Lionel Shriver - review

18 May 2013 9:00 am

‘I am white rice’ states Pandora Half-danarson, narrator of Lionel Shriver’s obesity fable. ‘I have always existed to set off…