14 March 2013
One of Spire Bushey Hospital's consultant bariatric surgeons Mr Pratik Sufi has written a blog for The Huffington Post on the UK's rise in obesity.
The blog post, entitled 'Fat Tax, Fat Chance, All Things Fall on Lean Times!' looks at rising obesity figures in the UK and the prospects of introducing a 'fat tax' like some other EU countries have done so in recent years.
Mr Sufi writes: "According to the World Health Organisation, the majority of people in the European Union are overweight and one in three are obese. This should come as no surprise as the sugar and fat content of our food has been rising and the portion sizes are much bigger than they used to be."
Mr Pratik Sufi is a leading bariatric, upper gastrointestinal and general surgeon practising at Spire Bushey and the Whittington Hospital. He was the first surgeon in the UK to operate during the UK's first ever live tweet from surgery at Spire Bushey Hospital.
Read the full blog by Mr Pratik Sufi on The Huffington Post website
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