"Doctors should be required to tell patients a blunt truth: if you're fat, eat less, exercise more, or both. And if you keep guzzling the tasty treats, you will die earlier. It's not a disease, it's a mindset — and that means it can be changed. We doctors need to be a little less understanding, a little more judgmental, and realise [sic] that our oath — 'do no harm' — must come before our desire to save the feelings of our patients. The truth can be the hardest drug to administer."
"Obesity Is Not a Disease," www.spectator.co.uk, Oct. 12, 2013
Experts Individuals with MDs or PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to obesity and health. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to obesity and health.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Psychiatrist, National Health Service (NHS)
Columnist, Daily Telegraph
Columnist, Reader's Digest
Columnist, Evening Standard
Contributor, Mail on Sunday
Patron, Coventry & Warwickshire Friend
Recipient, Medical Journalists Association Story of the Year Award, Summer 2013
Recipient, Medical Journalists Association Witty Writing Award, Winter 2012
Recipient, Public Educator of the Year, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2010
Recipient, Royal College of Psychiatrists' Morris Markowe Public Education prize, 2008
MD, University College London, date unknown
First Class Honours degree, Anthropology, University College London, date unknown