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Prevention is key to tacking obesity-related illnesses

Dec 5, 2018 3:07:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in obesity

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UK Government has announced that an extra £20.5 billion a year will be given to the NHS, one of the key priorities being the prevention of ill health.  

Currently the UK spends £97 billion treating diseases but only £8 billion preventing them.

In the UK alone, nearly two thirds of adults and a quarter of children are overweight or obese increasing the risk of a variety of diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Obesity-related ill health is costing the NHS £6 billion a year and £27 billion to the wider society, while the total cost of type 2 diabetes currently sits at £24 billion a year.

Yet many of the diseases putting a significant strain on our NHS are not inevitable. They can and should be prevented.

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myfood24 provides more efficient way for professionals to monitor diet

Aug 9, 2018 8:54:00 AM / by Lauren Gibson posted in obesity, Diabetes, myfood24

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Press release: 9th August

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