Inside Health 13/9/16

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens ‘obesity is the new smoking’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29253071

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/31/obesity-new-smoking-nhs-england-chief-executive

parallels

smoking in 70s 1974 half of men smoked now 22%
women 41% 1974 now 19%
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/risk/tobacco#heading-Three

obesity in 2010s
1993 about 14% men and 17% women obese
2014 – 25% of each
https://www.noo.org.uk/NOO_about_obesity/adult_obesity/UK_prevalence_and_trends

smoking – difference more than double in highest compared with lowest social classes
33% men most deprived vs 14% least deprived smokers

obesity – disproportionate effects poorer people
http://www.noo.org.uk/uploads/doc/vid_16966_AdultSocioeconSep2012.pdf

children at reception year – 5.9% obese in least deprived
11.9% in most deprived
year six, 11.7% obese in least deprived, 24.3% in most deprived – clear gradient
http://www.noo.org.uk/NOO_about_obesity/inequalities

1/3 5 year olds have dental decay
http://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB17137/CDHS2013-Executive-Summary.pdf

 

rationing – report by RCS
https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/news/docs/smokers-and-overweight-patients-soft-targets-for.pdf

weight discrimination – study journal obesity
you receive poorer service or treat- ment than other people from doctors or hospitals
percieved weight discrimination associated with relatively more increase in weight over time
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/oby.20891/asset/oby20891.pdf?v=1&t=it0ghpcm&s=4a7f33d6307d7bfcba35de9c4535fe35c53e3fb5

The perception of being obese appears to be more predictive of mental disorders than actual obesity in both adults and children.
Weight stigma increases vulnerability to depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, maladaptive eating behaviours and exercise avoidance.
http://www.noo.org.uk/uploads/doc/vid_10266_Obesity%20and%20mental%20health_FINAL_070311_MG.pdf
shame and obesity

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13679-015-0153-z
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2866597/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1876632/
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/116/3/e389

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