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    Unhealthy Food: By Far the Biggest Cause of Death in the UK

    Duration: 1:06:37 21 June 2016 Prof Graham MacGregor

    On Tuesday 21 June 2016, SCI’s Public Evening Lecture entered the highly topical discussion over processed foods and the Global Burden of Disease.

    The lecture will be delivered by Prof Graham MacGregor, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London. The lecture will look closely at the food industry, the impact of processed food in our diet and a strong call for us to action now!

    About the Speaker
    Graham MacGregor is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London and Honorary Consultant Physician at Barts and The London Hospital. He is a visiting Professor at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. He trained as a nephrologist but became interested in blood pressure control mechanisms, particularly related to the renin-angiotensin system, the mechanisms whereby salt puts up blood pressure.

    In 1996 he set up an action group on salt, Consensus Action on Salt and Health, to try and get the food industry to add less salt to the food and thereby get a reduction in salt intake. This was very successful and resulted in the Food Standards Agency taking on the task of salt reduction. The UK is now leading the world in salt reduction. He later set up World Action on Salt and Health, Blood Pressure UK, and most recently, Action on Sugar, an action group which aims to reduce added sugar in foods and soft drinks in the same way as has been done with salt.

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