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Global healthcare systems are failing; nutrition policy needs to change now, says leading academic

By Shane Starling

- Last updated on GMT

Nations and populations are in peril of being swamped by the cost of their healthcare systems unless a severe nutrition policy rethink can occur, says a leading academic.

“Public health is in a desperate state and it is getting worse,"​ said professor Paul Clayton from Oxford University's Institute of Food Brain & Behaviour and the University of Pecs.

"We need to find a way for the industry and the regulatory sector to communicate more effectively and to work in the public’s benefit.”

Professor Clayton added: “Both the regulators and certainly the industry I think are looking at this nutrition health nexus through a prism that is monotherapeutic or oligotherapeutic at best and it is very clear that there are grotesque public health problems which are overwhelming our healthcare facilities…”

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1 comment

Statement of the Century - 25 years too late

Posted by Howie G,

Has this academic been in a coma for the past 25 years? This isn't anything new. It be more worthwhile if this academic can tell us HOW to solve the problem and not simply state that there is a problem - or that certain groups need to 'work together' for a solution. I guess that is the problem - the focus on talking about how we have a problem rather than trying to come up with comprehensive, systemic changes to fix it.

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