Bloated Britons 2050
Uh-oh! Apparently our friends from across the pond are going to be in BIG trouble by 2050. Tariq Panja of the Associated Press reports that most Britons could be obese by 2050. Read on:
The government backed Foresight report_ which drew on evidence from 250 experts over two years — concluded that excess weight had become the norm and described Britain as an "obesogenic" society. The number of overweight and obese people in Britain has tripled in the last 25 years. One in four adults are now obese, according to the most recent Health Study for England.Sadly, obesity is always in the news. Check out DiseaseProof’s obesity category for updates.
The obesity problem costs Britain 45 billion pounds ($90 million) a year and take 30 years to overturn, the report said.
The study's authors said there was scant proof that current anti-obesity policies worked, and the government pledged to draw up new plans to combat bulging waistlines.
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