Cost of obesity to NHS in England to rise to £6.2 billion

The cost of obesity to every PCT in England is published for the first time today by the DoH.

The figures set out the cost of diseases related to being overweight or obese in 2007 and how much it will cost at local level in 2015 if we take no action.

It is estimated that the cost to the NHS in England of obesity in 2007 was £4.2 billion and would rise to £6.3 billion in 2015.

The PCT figures are set out in a new ‘Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives toolkit: A Toolkit for Developing Local Strategies’.
It gives advice on how professionals can support and help people in their areas to eat more healthily and be more active.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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