Fad Diets and the New Tax on Sugary Drinks Won't Solve the Nation's Weight Problem

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Article featured in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 1/4/16.


As Matthew, a Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing, points out, the NHS is already struggling to cope with long-term health conditions caused by obesity and it’s estimated that by 2030 as many as 74% of men and 64% of women in the UK will be overweight.

Nutrition, says Matthew, who is conducting research into exercise in diabetic and pre-diabetic patients, is only part of the solution, which is why he believes George Osborne’s tax on sugary drinks will have little effect.

Period1 Apr 2016

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