Government obesity strategy misses key elements in supporting healthy weight management for all, says Centre for Mental Health

The Government's obesity strategy risks missing an important opportunity to acknowledge and address the psychological, social and economic stresses and struggles that make it difficult for people to manage a healthy weight, Centre for Mental Health chief executive Sarah Hughes said today. Responding to the publication of the Government strategy, Tackling obesity, Sarah Hughes said: “For very many people, difficulties managing a healthy weight are intimately connected to their mental health. Poverty, stress, worry and fear are all major causes of physical ill health. Any strategy that relies on people making'choices'when for so many people those choices don't exist is unlikely to succeed. And focusing on food and physical activity without addressing the reasons people struggle with them risks making the inequalities we already see worse still.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Pediatr Endocrinol Rev Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
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Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
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Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Exp Pathol Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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