The unbearable weight of the Union?

Ludo Thierry

Further encouraging news on the Diet and Healthy Weight front from today’s stats carried on site (the numbers are holding steady over a decent period following a long period of rising overweight and obesity numbers during the bad old britnat govt years). Link and snippets below:

Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released Diet and Healthy Weight statistics.

This is a compendium publication bringing together data mostly already published by various other sources on obesity, diabetes, diet, healthy living awards and sales of soft drinks, confectionery, biscuits, cakes and pastries.

Main findings

Overweight and obesity

In 2018, 65% of adults aged 16 and over were overweight, including 28% who were obese.

Levels of overweight and obesity for adults aged 16-64 increased between 1995 and 2008, but have remained broadly stable since then. NOTE: ie increasing over the britnat coalition (putting Westminster first) years but stabilising over the period of the SNP Scottish Govt (putting Scotland and her people first).

Note also: Between 2014 and 2018, the volume of sales of regular take-home soft drinks reduced by 11%.(An encouraging longer term trend).

One thought on “The unbearable weight of the Union?”

  1. Just think how access to our own resources could benefit Scotland, and what we could improve for the lives of our people. It would also finance the future technologies towards zero emissions, how else can we afford to do that.

    At a sensible time we would move to zero once all that is needed and installed, we can then start reducing the carbon footprint from these fields.
    Scotland could be the world leader in zero carbon technology, and help improve our country and the world hugely.

    We see again just why our not so precious Union, is just to help Westminster debt. They are addicted to Scottish assets. That should not continue, just like the Union itself.

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