Obesity related admissions to Derriford hospital in Plymouth, Devon have gone up by a third in the last year. That's despite the city's council stopping new fast food shops opening to stop residents getting fat.
Plymouth council banned a new takeaway from opening last year because it's population already has an 'excess weight' issue.
The rise is put down to a big increase in female admissions.
- female admissions have gone up more than 50%, from 40 to 61
- weight-loss surgery admissions have gone up 25%, from 44 to 55
- the number of women having weight loss surgery has gone up 38%, from 34 to 47
A leading government obesity advisor says the crisis is largely down to environmental factors, not a lack of self-control from the overweight and that it is not overweight people's fault that some find it so hard to eat less.