Intended for healthcare professionals

News

Sixty seconds on . . . obesity in the UK

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1265 (Published 20 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1265
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A big problem?

It certainly is. Alarming estimates1 from the charity Cancer Research UK (CRUK) suggest that more than 21 million UK adults will be obese by 2040—around 36% of the adult population. If the trend continues, obesity will eventually surpass smoking as the biggest cause of cancer, the charity has warned.

Food for thought

The report indicates that if current body mass …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution

Subscribe

* For online subscription