First one thing.
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 “underestimate” the problem, a report has claimed.
The National Obesity Forum said Britain was in danger of surpassing the prediction contained in a 2007 report.
The lobbying group is calling for hard-hitting awareness campaigns, similar to the approach taken to smoking, to try to stem the problem.
Chairman Prof David Haslam said the crisis could get even worse than the “doomsday scenario” already set out.
I’m sure that over half the UK population will be classed as obese by then, if only because the definition of obesity will be changed to make sure they are.
And then another.
People should stop drinking orange juice because it contains as much sugar as Coca-Cola, the government’s leading adviser on obesity has warned, as she calls for a tax on all fruit juice.
Professor Susan Jebb said she had given up orange juice and urged others to “wean” themselves off it or dilute it.
Professor Jebb is in charge of the government’s responsibility deal, a series of voluntary pledges by industry aimed at tackling health problems such as obesity and alcohol abuse.
She warned that fruit juice should not be counted as one of your five-a-day portions of fruit as many juices because of its high sugar content.
Orange juice? I’ve always thought that orange juice made from crushed oranges was about as healthy as health foods can get. It’s like drinking liquid sunshine.
If that isn’t healthy, what the hell is?