The Future of Fats, Sugar and the Obesity Crisis

This fascinating report looks at expert opinion among regulators, academics, clinicians and food producers, as well as public opinion to chart what may happen next in terms of sugar and fat in our diets, and what it might mean for the obesity crisis. This global study of more than 20,000 people across 30 countries incorporates the expert analysis of 70 healthcare and nutrition experts.

The author(s)

  • Lucy Burnham Brand and Communications
  • Nick Chiarelli Trends and Futures
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The COVID-19 pandemic has added to our existing problems. Its unequal effects have worsened a worldwide obesity crisis impacting our health and imposing huge burdens on healthcare systems and the global economy. Many of our health problems are caused by long-term changes in our diets, which must be addressed if we are to improve the health outcomes of future generations. 

This report looks at the causes of and possible solutions to the obesity pandemic, and raises essential questions about how policymakers and the food industry must respond to help individuals make healthier dietary choices and tackle what is a truly deadly and constantly developing problem. This global study of more than 20,000 people across 30 countries incorporates the expert analysis of 70 global healthcare and nutrition experts.

On Thursday 22 July, we welcomed expert speakers to discuss the findings of our new report. You can watch the full recording below.

 

 

The author(s)

  • Lucy Burnham Brand and Communications
  • Nick Chiarelli Trends and Futures

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