Obesity-poverty link broken

Government figures detailing the spread of obesity across England for the first time show BMI does not correlate with poverty as closely as had always been thought.

Dr Beckie Lang, of the Obesity Resource Centre, said: ‘If that were the case, the figures would be highest in the north-east and parts of London.’ Dr Ian Campbell, a Midlands GP and medical director of charity Weight Concern, said: ‘The most important thing is to raise the issue with patients at every opportunity.’
 

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