Obesity in the UK

“According to estimates from Public Health England, one out of 4 men (24.9%) and one out of 4 women (29.2) are obese. Around one in ten children in Reception is obese (boys 9.5%, girls 8.7%); and around one in five children in Year 6 are obese (boys 20.7%, girls 17.4%). Obese children are more likely to become overweight adults and to suffer premature ill health and mortality, and by 2034, 70 per cent of adults are expected to be overweight or obese.”
(Public Health England [National Obesity Observatory],
from www.noo.org.uk/news.php?nid=2870; Dec 2016)
Discuss this statement in relation to variations in levels of obesity in England, or England and Wales or the UK as a whole, over a period of 10 years, with respect to age (either children or adults) and gender or ethnicity and gender.
Investigate the immediate past (were still relevant) and current Governments’ policies to reduce obesity.

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