The Conversation Society: Obesity: The Debate Begins…Part 1

Posted: April 6, 2011 in Food & Drink, Healthcare, Lifestyle

Ahead of the next Conversation Society event on 11 May, 2011, we decided to take a look back at last year’s event to share the discussions and insights we learnt:

Dr Matt Capehorn began the debate by revealing the massive problem the UK faces if we don’t tackle the growing obesity problem immediately:

“In the UK, one in four consumers are obese. If we don’t deal with this by 2050, we could have 90% of the UK’s population suffering from obesity. Our healthcare system will not be able to support this. Obesity can increase the likelihood of cancer, it can impact your liver and respiratory system. If you’re an obese woman you’re 13 times more likely to suffer from diabetes. Obesity can affect the body from top to toe.”


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