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27 Aug, 2011

UK fat alert: 26 million will be obese by 2030 – The Independent

The obesity crisis is being driven by a food industry bent on maximising profits – but governments are failing to intervene to protect the health of their populations, leading scientists say today. In the UK, the fattest nation in Europe, the number of obese adults is now forecast to rise 73 per cent over the next two decades, from 15 million to 26 million, resulting in more than a million extra cases of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Despite the increased burden on families, the economy and the NHS, ministers have failed to implement preventive policies because of fears about being branded the “nanny state”.

via UK fat alert: 26 million will be obese by 2030 – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent.