Sixty seconds on . . . obesity in the UKBMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1265 (Published 20 May 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1265
- Gareth Iacobucci
- 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 …