Action on Sugar

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Action on Sugar is a group of specialists concerned with sugar and its effects on health. It is successfully working to reach a consensus with the food industry and Government over the harmful effects of a high sugar diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of sugar in processed foods. Action on Sugar is supported by 21 expert advisors.  

Global expert advisors of Action on Sugar:

  • Professor Graham MacGregor, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Chairman Action on Sugar
  • Dr Aseem Malholtra, Cardiologist and Science Director of Action on Sugar
  • Professor Andrew Rugg-Gunn, Co-director of the Human Nutrition Research Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
  • Professor Aubrey Sheiham, Emeritus Professor of Dental Public Health, School of Life and Medical Sciences, University College London
  • Professor David Haslam, Chair at National Obesity Forum
  • Professor Jack Cuzick, Institute Director and Head of Centre for Cancer Prevention, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts & The London School of Medicine, London
  • Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology, Oxford University
  • Professor Peter Sever, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
  • Professor Philip James, Public Health policy Group and International Obesity Taskforce, London
  • Professor Simon Capewell, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, Professor of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts & The London School of Medicine, London
  • Professor Timothy Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University, London
  • Dr Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Dr Yoni Freedhoff,  Assistant professor of Family Medicine,  University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr Mike Rayner, Director of the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
  • Professor Jack Winkler, Professor of Nutrition Policy (retired), London Metropolitan University, London
  • Malcolm Kane, Cambridge Food Control Ltd, Cambridge
  • Neville Rigby, Writer, journalist and NGO consultant, former director of policy and public affairs at the International Obesity Task Force
  • Tam Fry, Head spokesperson for the National Obesity Forum
  • Professor Peter Whincup, Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, St George's, University of London
  • Professor Richard J Johnson, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver