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Preventive measures should become the focus of the NHS


Very wise words. However the problem is the NHS is flat-out dealing with patients who already have serious chronic problems. We do not have the resources to push for a healthy lifestyle and the success rate when we do is very low. The only way to improve peoples lifestyles is to have this marketed by the government and the multimedia along with the marketing of healthy products. Unfortunately it does not appear that this is likely to happen as there are too many vested interests. Think of the negative effect this would have on confectionery, high-fat products, and of course big Pharma. The loss of GDP would be huge. That is why it doesn't happen. Look at Maslow's hierarchies of needs. In fact we don't really need very much to survive, but the whole economic and capitalist structure of the world would fall apart, if people stopped buying products that they don't need. We live in a crazy world.

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05 May 2017

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