Office cake culture fuels obesity and tooth decay

Having cake and sweets in the office is not doing your waistline any favours.

It will also result in tooth decay and bad dental health, said the dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Speaking at the faculty's annual dinner, Professor Nigel Hunt called for employers to stop offering such snacks in meetings and for workers to bring fruit platters instead.

He said for many people, the workplace is now the primary site of their sugar intake and is contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health.

Prof Hunt added that it is particularly dangerous that snacks, such as doughnuts, cookies and biscuits, are lying around the office all day as sugar has a particularly negative effect if eaten outside of meal time.

This article was first published on July 03, 2016.
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