Scottish Government actions cause obesity to plateau in Scotland as it soars in England, BBC Scotland ignore…

obeseBased on research led by Laura Webber of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, reported in the Independent today:

‘Under current trends it is predicted that 11 per cent of the population in Wales will be morbidly obese in 2035, roughly 340,000 adults, while Scotland is likely to plateau at about 5 per cent and England will rise to about 8 per cent.’

The researchers offer a surprisingly clear, confident and simple explanation for the significantly slower growth in Scotland – Scottish Government policy initiatives and resource allocation:

‘The government put a massive push on developing a route map for how we can actually combat this.
obese, obese
Read more here ….

Source :  Talking Up Scotland
Author :  Professor John Robertson
Image source :  Pixabay (CC0)
Publication Date :  May 26, 2018

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