UK women’s life expectancy ‘second worst’ in Western Europe – Health News – NHS Choices

Citing latest research by the World Health Organization, NHS Choices  reports that European levels of alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity are alarmingly high. Critically, there is an increasing possibility that “Young Europeans may die at an earlier age than their grandparents”.

Source: UK women’s life expectancy ‘second worst’ in Western Europe – Health News – NHS Choices

Unfortunately, the article does not explore NHS policy options to improve matters in the UK.

Surely, it’s time for the NHS to explore radical options for addressing alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity?

Thoughts?

 

One response

  1. I agree with Dr Alf, UK policy is seriously delinquent.

    Sadly, ‘UK woman’ is now the fattest in Western Europe and overall mortality in the UK is so bad that only Greece, a bankrupt vassal state of Germany under Merkel, is worse.

    UK productivity is now 22nd in the world because of this, the fact that British men are now the 4th fattest in Europe and because of the apparent inherent laziness of too many of our citizens.

    Risk aversion in the form of lack of investment is also rife and is not unconnected with poor diet and low testosterone levels caused by oestrogens in the UK water supply caused by fertiliser runoff from intensively farmed fields.

    Tough action on sugar, salt and chemical content in foods is needed and the food industry and the Alimentarius Commission must be sidelined or brought to heel.

    The British public must be encouraged to drink less, cook better and exercise more through taxation, tougher zoning laws, education and employer pressure(sacking unfit policemen and workers as a way to shock others into behaving differently might be a start).

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