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Government task force needed to tackle obesity

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.363 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:363
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. BMJ

    The growing epidemic of obesity requires long term, sustainable changes that focus on the environment and encourage people to change their lifestyles rather than blaming obese people, says a report published in the United Kingdom this week.

    The report says that action needs to be taken at every level—national, local, community, and individual—to halt the increase in overweight and obesity.

    Its recommendations, made jointly by the Royal College of Physicians, the …

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