Obesity strategy: tackling a public health crisis
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Obesity strategy: tackling a public health crisis

Erin Dean Health journalist

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Obesity is one of the biggest health crises the country faces, according to the government. Living with obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the chance of serious illness, such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Public Health England (PHE) says tackling obesity is particularly important now, with the risk to patients of serious illness or death from COVID-19 rising as body mass index (BMI) increases

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