Professor Graham MacGregor

Action on Sugar

Graham MacGregor is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine (Barts & The London) and Honorary Consultant Physician at St George’s Hospital, London. He is a visiting Professor at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.

A trained nephrologist, he became interested in blood pressure control mechanisms, particularly related to the renin-angiotensin system, the mechanisms whereby salt puts up blood pressure. He has published over 400 scientific articles on various aspects of blood pressure and cardiovascular medicine.

In 1996 he set up the action group Consensus Action on Salt and Health to try and get the food industry to add less salt to the food and thereby get a reduction in population salt intake. This was very successful and resulted in the Food Standards Agency taking on the task of salt reduction. The UK is now leading the world in salt reduction.

He later set up World Action on Salt and Health, Blood Pressure UK and most recently, Action on Sugar, which aims to reduce added sugar in foods and soft drinks in the same way as salt.


Professor Graham MacGregor will be speaking at:

Incremental reformulation: the most effective way to prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes – voluntary or mandated

- 16:35 - 16:45

The Childhood Obesity Plan sets out a 20% reduction in sugar over 5 years – how achievable is this on a voluntary basis?

- 16:45 - 17:15

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