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How to Prevent Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

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Start Date: 05 January 2020

End Date: 05 January 2020

Duration 16 minutes

Graham MacGregor is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Chairman of Action on Sugar.  

MacGregor trained at Charing Cross Hospital where he developed an interest in the relationship between kidney function and high blood pressure which led him to a parallel campaigning role, attempting to persuade food manufacturers to reduce the quantity of salt and sugar in factory produced food.

In this presenation, recorded at a previous FAB Research event, Professor MacGregor discusses the whether 'Obesity is due to the Global Food and Soft Drinks Industry':


In this video the following points are discussed:

  • Ultra-Processed Foods increase obesity, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure
  • If you got all the nutritionists in the world together to create a diet that causes high BP, high cholesterol, premature vascular disease, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes, why would you allow this to diet to be advertised so heavily to children?
  • The food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity and what they must do to rectify this