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Cake culture at workplace may increase obesity risk: Experts

According to some experts in UK, office cake culture can become the reason of several health hazards such as obesity and poor oral hygiene. Professor Nigel Hunt, dean Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal
India TV Lifestyle Desk London January 05, 2017 10:59 IST
India TV Lifestyle Desk

According to some experts in UK, office cake culture can become the reason of several health hazards such as obesity and poor oral hygiene.

Professor Nigel Hunt, dean Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK, said that colleagues sharing sugary snacks at the work place may be contributing to several health problems.

However, it was detrimental to employees' health and they should make a New Year's resolution to "combat cake culture" in 2017, he said.

"While these sweet treats might be well meaning, they are also contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health," Hunt said.

"We need a culture change in offices and other workplaces that encourages healthy eating and helps workers avoid caving in to sweet temptations such as cakes, sweets and biscuits," he said.

However, 2016 Great British Bake Off runner-up Jane Beedle said that cake could "bring joy to the office".

"I don't think a little bit of homemade cake is going to kill anybody," Beedle told BBC Radio 2.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery has released tips to cut down on sugar consumption in the workplace by considering low-sugar alternatives and reducing portion sizes.

(With PTI Inputs)