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Letters Inactivity and obesity

Curiousness of increasing obesity and longer life expectancy

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 06 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5620
  1. Barry Miller, consultant in pain medicine1
  1. 1Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton BL4 0JR, UK
  1. dr2bmiller{at}

The underlying argument against obesity is that it predisposes to many conditions of significant morbidity and mortality, and the associations are very strong.1 But, just to put a small fly in this ointment, I am unclear why, as …

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