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SUGAR OVERLOAD DISORDER (SYNDROME X)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 830: tabled on 05 March 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes work by researchers at Leeds Metropolitan University into syndrome X; notes the estimates which show that one in five Britons suffer from syndrome X, also known as sugar overload disorder or metabolic syndrome; further notes that syndrome X can lead to Type II diabetes and is characterised by symptoms of raised blood pressure or blood sugar, high levels of triglycerides, excess weight around the middle and low levels of protective cholesterol; expresses concern that people with syndrome X are almost three times as likely to develop heart disease than other people and that it doubles the risk of an early death from heart attack or stroke; considers that it is largely preventable and can be reversed or halted with exercise and diet changes; notes research which has shown that 30 mintues of daily exercise can halve the risk of syndrome X; believes that there is a lack of awareness over the importance of identifying and treating syndrome X; and urges the Government to commission research into this area and take steps to alert people to the dangers of syndrome X.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2003
Hendon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2003
St Ives
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2003
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2003
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2003
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2003
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2003
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2003
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2003
Cheltenham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2003
West Lancashire
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2003
Portsmouth North
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2003
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2003
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2003
Belfast South
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2003
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2003
Angus
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2003
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.