Obesity

Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked?

Obesity and COVID-19: are they linked?

Our College has joined with Obesity Action Scotland to publish a joint briefing on the links between obesity and COVID-19. In this guest post, Obesity Action Scotland’s Christina Sabbagh gives the background.

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Will calorie information appear on all the menus in the UK?

Will calorie information appear on all the menus in the UK?

Obesity Action Scotland’s Dr Anna Gryka-MacPhail has written an update for our membership magazine “voice”. College Members can read the full magazine through our website. In this article, Anna explains about calorie information potentially being on menus across the UK.

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New event helps College lead fight against obesity

New event helps College lead fight against obesity

Obesity is linked to a range of health problems, including 13 different types of cancer. Research released today (Monday 26th Feb) by Cancer Research UK has estimated that more than 7 in 10 millennials are set to be overweight or obese by the time they reach middle age.

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Diet and Obesity Strategy Breakfast Seminar

Diet and Obesity Strategy Breakfast Seminar

Join our Breakfast Seminar in Glasgow on Tuesday 16th January, where we will discuss the College’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its Diet and Obesity Strategy.

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Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week

Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week

Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. Scotland has the worst obesity rates in the UK. Two-thirds of adults and over one-quarter of children are overweight or obese. Excess weight costs NHS Scotland an estimated £600 million a year, with wider societal and economic costs of up to £4.6 billion

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