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New methods of getting Scots active to beat obesity and ill health are to be developed.Physical inactivity contributes to nearly 2,500 deaths, costs the NHS £91 million each year in Scotland and is the fourth leading health risk factor behind hypertension (high blood pressure), tobacco and high blood sugar (diabetes)

Mother of four Amanda Flint was fed up with supermarkets placing junk food by checkouts within her children’s sight and easy grasp, and wrote to us to ask why retailers were still using such pester power techniques a decade after promises to reduce or remove them

Tackling public health issues such as obesity and alcohol-related illness will need partnership and collaboration among a range of bodies, according to the Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence at NICE


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