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Post time 2012-4-15 19:59:51 |Display all floors
UK fails to control obesity epidemic
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:40AM GMT

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Britain’s coalition government has failed in attempts to tackle an obesity epidemic in the country, says the body which represents every doctor in the country.


The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges called on the government to take "bold and tough" measures to put an end to the role of "irresponsible marketing" by major food and drinks firms in fuelling the crisis.

The Academy demanded that the health secretary, Andrew Lansley ditch the government's "inherently flawed" approach, which trusts the industry to voluntarily cut calories, reduce portion sizes and advise the public on healthy eating.

The most recent studies show that 48 percent of men and 43 percent of women in the UK will be obese by 2030.

This trend will significantly increase the prevalence of strokes, heart disease and cancer, and lead to higher costs for the National Health Service (NHS), according to the results.

The academy's vice-president, Professor Terence Stephenson, said the government must take on the major brands such as McDonald's and Coca-Cola.

Stephenson said the academy was speaking out as it launched an investigation into what can be done to curb the rise in obesity.

It will spend six months researching the causes and effects of obesity, and in the autumn will produce a report that will contain far-reaching recommendations for action.

Charlie Powell, campaigns director of the Children’s Food Campaign, applauded the academy's intervention.

"Andrew Lansley should act on this excellent set of robust recommendations, but his track record suggests that he will once again ignore the advice of our best medical experts", he said.

Speaking to the Observer, Stephenson said urgent action, similar to that undertaken to reduce smoking over the past two decades, was necessary to deal with a society that he defined as "obesegenic" - an environment that positively encourages the gaining of weight.

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Post time 2012-5-7 08:47:17 |Display all floors
Obesity by country


Rank          Countries           Amount   
#         1            United States:        30.6%        
#         2            Mexico:        24.2%        
#         3            United Kingdom:        23%        
#         4            Slovakia:        22.4%        
#         5            Greece:        21.9%        
#         6            Australia:        21.7%        
#         7            New Zealand:        20.9%        
#         8            Hungary:        18.8%        
#         9            Luxembourg:        18.4%        
#         10            Czech Republic:        14.8%        
#         11            Canada:        14.3%        
#         12            Spain:        13.1%        
#         13            Ireland:        13%        
#         14            Germany:        12.9%        
=         15            Portugal:        12.8%        
=         15            Finland:        12.8%        
#         17            Iceland:        12.4%        
#         18            Turkey:        12%        
#         19            Belgium:        11.7%        
#         20            Netherlands:        10%        
#         21            Sweden:        9.7%        
#         22            Denmark:        9.5%        
#         23            France:        9.4%        
#         24            Austria:        9.1%        
#         25            Italy:        8.5%        
#         26            Norway:        8.3%        
#         27            Switzerland:        7.7%        
=         28            Korea, South:        3.2%        
=         28            Japan:        3.2%        
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Post time 2012-5-7 08:50:07 |Display all floors
English speaking countries occupy 4 of top 7 countries.

so, what makes them obese....together with Mexico?
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Post time 2012-5-7 09:00:19 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2012-5-7 09:02

it is a  Coke and Pepsi epidemic.
what they drink is probably a bigger factor than what they eat.
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Post time 2012-5-7 11:05:22 |Display all floors
5 of the 7 top countries are also the ones taking the most high tech food...............processed food with plenty of high fructose corn syrup, too much processed food not enough fibre.


the case of Slovenia and Greece are special cases that got to do with their national diets and tastes. ....too much olive oil.
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Post time 2012-5-7 12:23:31 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-5-7 09:00
it is a  Coke and Pepsi epidemic.
what they drink is probably a bigger factor than what they eat.
...

Revolutionary dietitian , what your recommend during spring time?

Al Zawhiri ice cream and Osama beef steak?
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Post time 2012-5-7 13:44:58 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-5-7 09:00
it is a  Coke and Pepsi epidemic.
what they drink is probably a bigger factor than what they eat.
...

I do think you made a valid point.

Another factor might be eating habits of people: More and more people stay up long into the night, playing computer games, watching TV.

They keep stuffing their faces with snacks and drinks.

A reason why people used to be thinner in the past was that until modern gadgets started flooding our homes people entertained themselves in more wholesome ways and ate less rich meals. You should not hit the sack with a full stomach because the more carbohydrates your stomach has to digest during the night the more calories enter your systemn and fatten it.
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