Tackle Obesity, Tackles Diabetes

April 27, 2012 | By | Reply More

Speaking yesterday Robert Houtman, Director of the Obesity Management Association, said:

“The Impact Diabetes report shows that the number of diabetics is set to rise from 3.8 million to 6.25 million by 2035. This is expected to cost the NHS over 16.9 billion pounds.  Quite simply, our health service will not cope.

“We need to get to the root of the problem fast; if we want to prevent a diabetes crisis, we must first tackle obesity.

“Major causes of Type 2 diabetes are poor diet and lifestyle.  The Obesity Management Association (OMA) represents professional clinics across the country that encourage individuals to take personal responsibility for their weight and weight loss through a combination of medical and behavioural interventions.  This has to be the way forward; the system cannot handle the alternative.”

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