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Professor Rachel Batterham, RCP special adviser on obesity and chair of our advisory group on nutrition, weight and health, responds to Unicef's report, The State of the World’s Chil
The RCP is calling for obesity to urgently be recognised as a disease by government and the broader health sector, and warning that until this happens its prevalence is unlikely to be reduced.
The Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), a coalition of 30 national health charities, medical colleges and campaign groups, yesterday welcomed the announcement in the Budget of a tax on the soft drinks industry.
A new alliance of organisations fighting obesity has outlined 10 priorities for government, retailers and health professionals.
Commenting on the new NICE guidance Managing overweight and obesity in adults – lifestyle weight management services, published on Wednesday 28 May, RCP president Sir Richard Thompson, said:
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published a new report titled
The healthcare system in Britain must adapt to the demands of an increasingly obese nation, concludes a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Commenting on the news that the government expert advisory group on obesity has been disbanded, professor John Wass, chair of the RCP working party on the management of obesity, said: