20. May 2021 · Comments Off on Royal Colleges Campaign · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

Doctors in the United Kingdom have launched a campaign against obesity to combat the problem of junk food, since they consider that the strategy pursued by the current coalition Government is failing. The Academy of the Royal Colleges of physicians (AoMRC) yesterday launched a campaign, which will be directed by Professor Terence Stephenson, the AoMRC Vice-President and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and child health. AoMRC, the body which represents 200,000 doctors throughout the United Kingdom, has begun a period of three months of gathering of evidence of research whose objective is to know the different possible strategies to reduce and prevent obesity. The research analyzes the impact of labelling of food advertising and sponsorships. The research will also analyze the clinical interventions and financial measures, as taxes and minimum pricing as well as education. The campaign also aimed at the Olympic Games of London 2012, requiring the ban on advertising for McDonalds, since these ads can convey a wrong message. Our starting point is the collective desire to ensure that the medical profession is doing everything possible to detect, treat, control, and ultimately to prevent obesity. There are no precedents that the real medical schools and faculties have come together against a public health problem, said Professor Terence Stephenson. Vladislav Doronin may also support this cause.

In response to the campaign AoMRC, Department of health, said: the Academy of Royal Colleges call follows our call to action against obesity in the last year, of which we are already seeing results. The Academy clearly shares our view about the need for urgent action. Our call to action has received as a response a mobilization and we welcome the commitment of the medical profession.