unaffordable

Sick care systems unaffordable to governments of the world

Thursday, December 09, 2010 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer
Tags: unaffordable, health care, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak

Delicious
(NaturalNews) The British health care system will become "unaffordable" within the next few decades if the obesity epidemic is not somehow stemmed, warned government advisor David Hunter of Durham University.

An estimated 25 percent of British adults are now classified as obese. That number is projected to hit 50 percent by 2050. Obesity significantly increases the risk of health problems including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

"[The system] could break down and become unaffordable at that point," Hunter said. "Either that or the system could become completely clogged up."

Hunter's warning came one week after a report finding that the British National Health Service's (NHS's) drug costs alone for lifestyle-related diseases are now 750 million ($1.2 billion) per year.

Writing in his book Beat Diabetes Naturally of the immense financial burden that lifestyle diseases can impose, Michael T. Muarry notes, "The average annual health care costs for a diabetic are approximately $12,000, while health care costs for an adult without diabetes are about $3,000. Diabetes is responsible for more than 30 million doctor visits each year, along with more than 15 million days of hospitalization for diabetes-related issues."

Hunter has called for shifting the emphasis of health care from treatment of disease to prevention. In line with this perspective, he is now suggesting that the British government mandate health warnings on fatty foods, similar to those found on cigarette packages. Such warning labels might eventually reduce some sales enough that certain unhealthy foods would no longer be profitable, he implied.

"The problem of obesity needs to be tackled by strong action from the government," he said. "There are many products which contain such high levels of fat and other ingredients that they are contributing to health problems. Rather than banning foods it would be a system of food labeling and working with the food industry to phase these products out."

Sources for this story include: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/25459....

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.