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Obesity rates treble in England

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:450
  1. Caroline White
  1. BMJ

    The prevalence of obesity has trebled over the past 20 years in England, but health service provision for its prevention and treatment is “patchy” and inconsistent, a new report from the National Audit Office has stated. The Department of Health should take a key role, but cannot by itself be expected to cure the problem, the report concluded.

    Tackling Obesity in England shows that nearly two thirds of men and half of women are overweight or obese. People in lower socioeconomic groups, women, and certain populations from ethnic minority groups—especially …

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