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Experts Urge Society to Work Together To Combat Obesity Epidemic

by VR Sreeraman on March 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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 Experts Urge Society to Work Together To Combat Obesity Epidemic

GPs have stressed that all foodstuffs should be clearly labeled with their potential health impact and for nutritional education to be made a compulsory component of the national curriculum in schools in order to curb the growing obesity epidemic.

The doctors, who represent GPs from across Scotland, have called for society as a whole to tackle the obesity time bomb that the UK faces.

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Dr John Ip, a GP in Glasgow, who proposed the motion said:

"The direct cost of obesity, to the NHS is estimated at £4 billion. People are overwhelmed by the complexity of information that is available on food. Labeling needs to be clear to allow people the opportunity to make informed decisions about what they eat.  Obesity has become a public health priority and the government needs to act now to tackle it."
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Dr Dean Marshall, Chairman of the BMA's Scottish General Practitioners Committee said:

"Obesity is a very serious issue that can lead to a number of life-threatening health problems. Doctors have a role to play in supporting overweight patients and talking about the dangers of obesity but there is a limit to what we can do.  The small measures proposed to today would encourage people to make healthy choices and achieve a real improvement in the future health of our children."

Source: BMA
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