I read this feature yesterday and thought it worth posting today – fat shaming and obesity prejudice is still rife. Stigma exists (and somehow thrives) within many communities, including the medical one. This is most worrying since we know negative attitudes in the healthcare sector can be most damaging. Who do you
Obesity Charity Calls For New Government To Create A Department Of Obesity UK-wide report finds savage cuts in funding to tackle country’s growing health and obesity problem DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE An influential obesity charity is calling for the new Government to establish a Department of Obesity to tackle the “epidemic” facing the UK today.
A report published this week says that obesity services across the UK are ‘extremely patchy’ and vaulable opportunities are often lost. The Royal College of Physicians said hospitals in particular had ‘poorly developed’ systems in place. Its report said the problems meant services were often just dealing with symptoms, such as heart disease, diabetes or sleep
Latest news today says that obesity affects 1 in 10 adults around the world. The joint UK/US study published in the Lancet studied body mass index, cholesterol and blood pressure from 1980 to 2008. Obesity rose worldwide with the Brits being the fattest in Europe. Figures have almost doubled from 4.8 to 9.8% for men