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BBC News Super-Obese

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Nearly 40% of under-25s who have weight-loss surgery in the UK are classified as super-obese, according to new figures. Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health discussed the new report from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry, which includes information on more than 18,000 weight-loss operations in 137 UK hospitals between 2010 and 2013. Julia referenced the recent 2020health report 'Careless Eating Costs Lives' which highlights how a whole system response is required to tackle the Obesity crisis at all levels.

2020health Report Careless Eating Costs Lives

Careless Eating Costs Lives

Whilst various initiatives have sought to reduce the nation’s waistband, the core issue remains that today people are generally consuming too much of everything. To adapt a familiar wartime slogan, careless eating cost lives. read on Careless Eating Costs Lives

Obesogenic nation – when will we have a strategy with teeth?

2020health Blog by Julia Manning

Today’s report on weight-loss surgery is another warning to government on the social, economic and personal costs of obesity. It shows that about 5% of those having surgery are aged 25 years or under and 40% of them were ‘super-obese’, in other words they had a BMI of 50 or more...