The threat to Public Health the widespread prevalance of obestiy was recognised in a meeting of WHO in Istanbul of the 53 states in the WHO region. One fifth of the population is obese in this area.
A Charter, the European Charter on Counteracting Obesity was written which calls for preventitive measures to be initiated including promoting breastfeeding, cutting sugar, salt, and fat in foods and increasing physical activity and better nutrition in schools.
BMJ 2006 vol 333 p 1081
- Martin Eastwood