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Letters Child obesity

Obesity epidemic: bold and decisive action needed

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 12 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6396
  1. Michael Craig Watson, trustee,
  2. John Lloyd, honorary vice president
  1. Institute of Health Promotion and Education, PO Box 7409, Lichfield WS14 4LS, UK
  1. mcwatson100{at}

The chief medical officer’s report on childhood obesity has helped to raise awareness of one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.12 It describes evidence that shows that there is now a real opportunity for the government to act and to improve our children’s health and reduce potential future pressures on …

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