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NHS obesity care 'inadequate'

A new report by the Royal College of Physicians has said NHS services to manage Britain's bulging obesity problem are 'inadequate' and 'poorly developed'.

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UK Faculty of Public Health: Focus on obesity is 'wrong'

The president of the UK's Faculty of Public Health has responded to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians, which suggests that NHS services to manage Britain's obesity problem are 'inadequate' and 'poorly developed'.

Professor Lindsey Davies said:

The only way we will ever tackle the problems caused by obesity is by everyone working together.

Obesity is not only caused by how much we each eat or drink: if tackling it were as simple as telling people to eat less and move more, we would have solved it by now.

That's why if governments focus on personal choice alone it is, at best, a red herring and, at worst, a dereliction of duty for everyone's health.

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