The medical profession’s prescription to the nation’s obesity crisis

Obesity levels in the western world are reaching unprecedented proportions. There is now growing acknowledgement from policy makers and healthcare professionals that we are grappling with one of the biggest threats to public health in the 21st century.

The Academy report and 10 recommendations published on 18 February 2013 follow an inquiry conducted by the Academy Obesity Steering Group. The report is written from a whole UK perspective and we strongly believe that the recommendations are equally valid in all four home nations although precise delivery mechanisms may vary between countries.

Download the report from the Academy for Royal Colleges

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