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The Obesity Conference and Exhibition
November 10th, 2016
Obesity Conference and Exhibition
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Experts have predicted that by the year 2020, one third of the United Kingdom population could be obese, with the number of obese adults expected to have risen by 11 million in 2030. These rising levels of obesity are a major challenge to public health, resulting in a predicted 668,000 additional cases of diabetes, 461,000 cases of heart disease and stroke, and 130,000 cases of cancer. These numbers represent a £2 billion increase in medical costs for obesity related illnesses. The cost of obesity to the NHS now exceeds the estimated cost of ill health due to smoking (£3.3bn) and alcohol (3.3bn), making it ever more important that we work together to find lasting solutions to this growing epidemic.
The objective of the Obesity Conference and Exhibition was to provide insight into how we can effectively address this issue:
- Causes – Why has obesity risen to unprecedented levels, and how do modern lifestyles make it difficult to stay fit and healthy?
- Dangers – What are dangers of being overweight or obese, and how do these impact on public services?
- Solutions – How can public and private organisations work together to create real change in combating obesity?
An unique opportunity to hear presentations by leading experts in the field, quiz keynote speakers in exciting panel discussions, discover products that could help create lasting solutions to the obesity epidemic, and network with specialists in the field.