Member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom Parliament
Con to the question "Is Obesity a Disease?"
"[T]here is one cause of obesity and one only – eating too many calories. Certainly different bodies deal with food in different ways – some people seem able to eat a lot and stay thin whereas others appear to eat little and be overweight. But the fact remains that it is impossible to be obese unless one is taking in too many calories.
Genetic, psychological and metabolic factors have all been blamed for obesity. But while these may help to explain why people eat too much, none of them are the cause. There are no medical conditions that cause obesity. Thyroid deficiency does leads to weight increase but, again, only if too many calories are eaten...
We need an obesity strategy. It should say simply this: OBESITY IS KILLING MILLIONS, COSTING BILLIONS and the CURE is FREE. EAT LESS."
"There Is One Cure for Obesity and One Only: Eat Less. It's That or the Fatness Epidemic Will Kill More than Spanish Flu," telegraph.co.uk, Oct. 11, 2016
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:
Member, House of Lords, Conservative Party, United Kingdom (UK) Parliament, July 25, 1989-present
Founder, International Collaboration for Essential Surgery
Emeritus Director, Mercy Ships
Shadow Minister for Health, UK, 1997-2000
Parliamentary Private Secretary to UK Prime Minister John Major, 1994-1997
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' Medical School, 1971-1999