Scientists say they've discovered a gene that might explain why Labradors have a tendency to become rather portly pooches.Read the full story ›
Today we look at what can be done to help tackle the obesity crisis.Read the full story ›
The long-term health effects of childhood obesity can include type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
There is also a real risk of premature death.
There are fears extremely overweight children tend to grow up to be the same in adult life.
Click below to watch a video report on the long-term effects of childhood obesity by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray
If you want to find out if you are a healthy weight you can use the calculator below.
This is a tool provided by NHS choices, and ITV is not responsible for either the tool or the results
Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.
The UK is the most obese nation in the EU and some experts are even warning that children will start dying before their parents.Read the full story ›
Overweight children in Norfolk are being put through their paces by the fire brigadeRead the full story ›
More than 65% of people in the East of England are classed as overweight according to figures published by Public Health England.
Percentage classed as overweight in counties and unitary authorities in the Anglia region:
72.5% - Milton Keynes
69.1% - Central Bedfordshire
67.5% - Northamptonshire
67.3% - Essex
65.7% - Norfolk
65.5% - Peterborough
65.3% - Suffolk
65.0% - Cambridgeshire
61.8% - Hertfordshire
60.9% - Bedford
59.0% - Luton
Castle Point in Essex and Milton Keynes are the fattest places in the Anglia region according to a new league table of the fattest towns.Read the full story ›
Obesity data from Public Health England is "scaremongering" and is complicit with a wider attempt to belittle fat people, a body image campaigner told Daybreak.
Fatima Parker from the International Size Acceptance Society said the weight loss industry had a lot to gain from data that painted obesity as a national problem.
"By belittling fat people....by stigmatising us, they will scare you, who are thin. Be careful! You will be treated that way."
Local government has a "critical role" to play in the battle against obesity as it will be up to them to supply the exercise clubs needed to get people more active, a Westminster doctor told Daybreak.
Professor Kevin Fenton said local authorities would also be responsible for checking the "distribution of fast food outlets" which had grown dramatically over the last 30 years.
New England-wide data released by Public Health England has revealed that 63.8% of adults are now obese or overweight. A breakdown of local authorities has also been released.
- The fattest local authority area is Copeland in west Cumbria, where 75.9% of people are overweight or obese, followed by:
- Doncaster 74.4%
- East Lindsey in Lincolnshire 73.8%
- Ryedale in North Yorkshire 73.7%
- Sedgemoor in Somerset 73.4%
- Gosport in Hampshire 72.9%
- Castle Point in Essex 72.8%
- Bolsover in Derbyshire 72.5%
- County Durham 72.5%
- Milton Keynes 72.5%