Tag Archives: Obesity

Tackling obesity – What the UK can learn from other countries

This week 2020health is producing its third report on obesity: Tackling obesity – What the UK can learn from other countries. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults and children has never been higher in the UK, so what … Continue reading

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Obesity – a big problem but a shared responsibility

Guest Blog by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health Obesity is a complex issue – like health itself, it affects how we live our daily lives, the environment in which we live and work and how we feel about ourselves. In … Continue reading

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The challenge remains: healthcare needs reform

Comment by Robin Millar, Acting Chief Executive, 2020health On a day of changing faces around the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister has retained Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health – and he has retained the challenge of reforming the NHS. The pressures … Continue reading

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Do we care enough to ask what is behind the biggest recent annual rise in death rates?

The Telegraph lead with provisional statistics from the ONS this morning on the steepest annual rise in death rates since the second world war. They are right that alarm bells should be ringing, and urgent questions should be asked: Is … Continue reading

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What should we be doing this JanUary?

Guest Blog by Professor David Hallam, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum We all know the NHS is under enormous pressure. It requires a near unprecedented cash influx from the Government, while still needing to make tens of billions in savings before the end of … Continue reading

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No Silver Bullet for Obesity

Nadiya Hussain was recently crowned queen of a relatively new British institution: the Great British Bake-off – and a few weeks later was a star guest at the Women of the Year lunch on Park Lane. Yet in the same … Continue reading

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‘Who exactly becomes obese?’

Jack Nicholson once said, with my sunglasses on I am Jack Nicholson; without them I am fat and 60! With or without sunglasses, more than half of the UK adult population are now overweight or obese. ‘So what?’ cry the … Continue reading

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