Simple, cheap and effective changes to alcohol policy by both the EU and its member states have the potential to dramatically reduce liver mortality in Europe, according to research published this month by RCP representative Professor Nick Sheron.
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.
The RCP has produced a briefing in support of Geraint Davies MP’s Private Member’s Bill on Sugar in Food and Drinks (Targets, Labelling and Adverstising) and outlining some key statistics on the prevalence of obesity in the UK.
The RCP announced that it will be supporting EU Awareness Week on Alcohol related Harm (AWARH), taking place from 16-20 November 2015. Through a range of activities, AWARH seeks to highlight the negative effects of alcohol and call for greater policy action to address the problems it can cause.