EU aims to tackle growing problem of obesityBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7530.1426-d (Published 15 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1426
- Rory Watson
The European Commission has published a consultative green paper on promoting healthy diets and physical activity to help tackle the growing prevalence of obesity.
Presenting the report, Markos Kyprianou, the health commissioner, said: “The rise in obesity is a Europe-wide problem which requires a coordinated Europe-wide approach if we are to contain and reverse this trend.”
Over the past decade in European countries the number of obese people has increased by between 10% and 40%. Around 14 million European Union citizens are now considered obese or overweight. …