Research on obesity in Scotland wrongly based on estimates and ignoring improvements due to Scottish Government policies

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John Robertson
Research on obesity in Scotland wrongly based on estimates and ignoring improvements due to Scottish Government policies

Cancer Research UK has produced a report suggesting that obesity is causing more cases of cancers than smoking dose. The report is all over UK and Scottish media, but the Scottish figures are only estimates based on a simple proportion of the UK figures which ignore recent per-reviewed research suggesting that the obesity problem in Scotland is being reduced by Scottish Government action and this in turn casts doubt on their conclusions about cancer here. TWO studies not based on…

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John Robertson
Research on obesity in Scotland wrongly based on estimates and ignoring improvements due to Scottish Government policies