Obesity in the UK is on the up. Prevalence of obesity is higher in more deprived communities, and it is linked to a range of health conditions – as well as increasing a person’s risk from COVID-19. The pandemic has moved tackling obesity higher up the government’s agenda.
So what should the government be doing to tackle obesity? A new podcast, from the Health Foundation discusses this question and more with:
- Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College Cambridge, and former Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Adviser to the UK government
- Harry Rutter, Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Bath
- James Forsyth, Political Editor at The Spectator and regular columnist for The Times.
The podcast can be viewed at: https://www.health.org.uk/news-and-comment/podcast/episode-02-the-government-and-obesity