Letters Smoking v obesity

Sedentary health strategy logic

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5292 (Published 29 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5292
  1. Richard Weiler, specialist registrar in sport and exercise medicine and general practitioner1
  1. 1Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust, London E9 6SR, UK
  1. rweiler{at}doctors.org.uk

    It is illogical to place so much emphasis on obesity as a leading public health concern.1 Population attributable risks suggest that physical inactivity causes about 35% of coronary heart disease, 32% of colon cancer, and 35% of type …

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