Obesity warning in Scotland22nd February 2010
A document called 'Preventing Overweight and Obesity' has been released by the Scottish Government as part of a strategy to fight the country's obesity problem.
Public Health Minister Shona Robison said: "Obesity is a huge threat to Scotland’s future and we are committed to tackling this. No country in the world has successfully addressed obesity – and we want Scotland to be the first. Obesity currently costs Scotland over £457 million a year. If we do not address this epidemic now it is estimated that this figure could reach over £3 billion a year. We plan to work across all areas of government to ensure that policies are directed at supporting people to achieve and then maintain a healthy weight."
Share this page
There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!
Post your comment
Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.
Title: Obesity warning in Scotland
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 14152
Date Added: 22nd Feb 2010