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Take action to reduce obesity

We will also continue to take action to reduce obesity…

Our Verdict

According to the NHS, obesity describes the condition of a person who is “very overweight with a lot of body fat”, and is often diagnosed through a combination of measuring body mass index and waist circumference. Potential health implications of obesity include diabetes, heart disease, cancer and strokes.

An NHS statistical report in April 2018 found that 26% of adults were obese and 20% of children in year 6 of primary school. This policy is a promise to continue to take action to reduce those levels.

There are many government initiatives taking place which relate to tackling obesity, including:

In November 2018, the government published a paper which looked at how these various obesity-reduction strands interact.

There have also been several consultations related to tackling obesity under this government.

This policy is a promise to “continue to take action to reduce obesity”, so the evidence outlined above warrants a status of ‘done’. We’ll keep tracking for further developments, including evidence of a reduction in obesity levels, so follow this policy to stay up to date.

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