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Global healthcare systems are failing; nutrition policy needs to change now, says leading academic

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By Shane Starling

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Nations and populations are in peril of being swamped by the cost of their healthcare systems unless a severe nutrition policy rethink can occur, says a leading academic.

“Public health is in a desperate state and it is getting worse,"​ said professor Paul Clayton from Oxford University's Institute of Food Brain & Behaviour and the University of Pecs.

"We need to find a way for the industry and the regulatory sector to communicate more effectively and to work in the public’s benefit.”

Professor Clayton added: “Both the regulators and certainly the industry I think are looking at this nutrition health nexus through a prism that is monotherapeutic or oligotherapeutic at best and it is very clear that there are grotesque public health problems which are overwhelming our healthcare facilities…”

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