The truth about obesity: 10 shocking things you need to know

  1. Nearly two-thirds of the UK population is either overweight or obese.
  2. Obesity is shortening our lives.
  3. Obesity could bankrupt the National Health Service.
  4. It’s an unfair fight between anti-obesity & food industry marketing.
  5. Obesity took off in the have-it-all 1980s.
  6. Snacking is a newly created behaviour.
  7. The food industry is behaving as the tobacco industry did.
  8. Your brain, not your stomach, tells you when to stop eating.
  9. By the age of five, it is almost too late to intervene.
  10. Obese children are increasingly being taken into care.

Each of these facts is expanded in this article.


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