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More than 12 million adults in England will be obese by 2010

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 31 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:463

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  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    A third of men and more than a quarter of women will be obese by 2010, predicts the “most accurate estimate so far” of the future prevalence of obesity in England.

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    The proportion of men becoming obese will be greater than the proportion of women


    This will mean that more than 12 million adults and one million children will be obese in England within four years if nothing is done to reverse the trend, says a report published by the Department of Health last week.

    The government's report …

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