Tipping the scales: Why preventing obesity makes economic sense

Source: UK Health Forum

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell:

A report from the UKHF and CRUK has found that rising rates of obesity and overweight could lead to 700,000 new cancer cases in the UK, as well as millions of new cases of type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. The report calls on the Government to act now by introducing a tax on sugary drinks and a 9pm watershed ban on TV advertising of junk food as part of its childhood obesity strategy.

Length of publication: 36 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


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