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Recognise obesity as a disease to reduce prevalence, says RCP

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 03 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l45
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The government must urgently recognise obesity as a disease, the Royal College of Physicians has said. Until this happens the prevalence of obesity is unlikely to be reduced, it has warned.

Classifying obesity as an ongoing chronic disease would allow formal healthcare policies to be created to improve primary and …

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