Oversize clothes should have obesity helpline numbers sewn on them to try and reduce Britain’s fat crisis, a leading professor said today.
And new urban roads should only be built if they have cycle lanes, according to Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine at the University of Glasgow.
He is calling for more government intervention with a central agency set up to deal with the problems of obesity.
Britain’s fat problem is so acute that it could even bankrupt the health system if nothing is done.
More than half of the UK population is overweight and more than one in five adults is obese. Obese people are at high risk of health problems and treating them takes up an estimated 9 per cent of the health budget.
Prof Sattar is calling for more political intervention.
And of course the good professor couldn’t possibly forget to add this to his efforts to resolve the obesity crisis:
The saturated fat content of all ready meals and snacks should also be clearly labelled.
It’s pretty obvious that some people have too much time on their hands and not enough brains in their heads. I wonder if the prof is a vegetarian? If so, it would seem to negate the study from a previous post.