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Letters Tackling overweight and obesity

Inactivity, not gluttony, causes obesity

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 14 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2717
  1. Peter W Ward, general practitioner1
  1. 1Central Gateshead Medical Group, The Health Centre, Gateshead NE8 1NB, UK
  1. pward1{at}

Howard and Davies skirt over the main reasons for the rise in obesity, preferring to blame gluttony over sloth.1 As the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs’ national food survey and family food datasets show,2 3 …

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