Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Malnutrition Doubles in the UK as the Economy Collapses

Daisy Luther
Activist Post

A report in the UK Daily Mail says that hospitalization cases for treatment of malnutrition have doubled over the past 5 years. The increase is linked to Britain’s crippling economic downturn.
Easington MP Grahame Morris, who sits on the House of Commons health select committee, told the Chronicle that the figures should be an alarm bell. 
He said: ‘I certainly think the Government’s policies on austerity with cuts in public services and welfare benefits have been a contributory factor. 
‘I suspect, with increasing fuel bills, many low-income households in the North East, especially older people, are having to choose between heating and eating.’