Why obesity is lying in weight

A third of people who thought they were overweight were actually obese

– Dr Ranj

Worrying numbers of Britons are deluding themselves about their weight, researchers say.

A startling proportion of the overweight and obese are convinced that they are perfectly healthy, according to public health experts at the European Association for the Study of Obesity.

The data, gathered from 14,000 people in seven European countries, appears to support the growing theory that obesity has become normalised in Britain.

The figures also suggest that 21% of overweight people in Britain mistakenly believe they are of a healthy weight, compared to 16% in France and 10% in Italy.

We took Dr Ranj out onto the streets to weigh a selection of people at random and find out if they've been in denial.

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Hay fever levels set to rise

As the sun returns and temperatures rise it's likely that a few of us will be sneezing more often due to hay fever.

The NHS believes the condition affects approximately one in four people, with the main triggers being tree and grass pollen.

Today, with much of the country facing high/medium pollen counts, we look at what causes it, the triggers that could make you susceptible and how to live with it, including why you should never be too far from some yoghurt, local honey, lemon, turmeric and pineapple!

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I saved my mum

Now that mummy is better I feel really happy and proud of myself

– Ava Whitehead

Six-year-old Ava Whitehead has been hailed a hero when she messaged for help and then rushed to alert her neighbour after her mother suffered a stroke on the school run.

Ava, who joined us on the show today, desperately tried to call for help when she saw her mother Sarah collapse to the ground in front of the family car.

But when she received no answer from her father Damien, she typed a frantic text message from her mother's phone to her grandmother, reading: 'Mommy has klapst'.

She then tried to calm down her younger sister Belle, three, and dashed to the house of her neighbour Pam Bancroft, who called paramedics and saved Mrs Whitehead's life.

May is Action on Stroke month. Click here for more information.

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New test for ovarian cancer

A new screening test that tracks changing levels of a protein in the blood can detect twice as many ovarian cancers as conventional methods, research has shown.

The technique relies on a statistical calculation to interpret variations in the level of a protein called CA125 which is linked to ovarian cancer.

It gives a more accurate prediction of risk than the traditional diagnostic blood test which uses a fixed cut-off point for CA125.

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More young people dying from diabetes in the UK

It's very easy to rebel against this condition.

– Dr Hilary on teenagers with type one diabetes

More young people are dying from diabetes in the UK than the rest of Europe experts are warning this morning.

We speak to Dr Hilary Jones who said the transition between childhood and adolescence for people with type one diabetes is difficult.

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