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The big fat myths of our ‘obesity epidemic’

Childhood obesity is falling. Adult obesity is flatlining. And it’s longevity that really costs the NHS

6 June 2015

9:00 AM

6 June 2015

9:00 AM

Like all failing projects, or popular cults, the NHS needs scapegoats. Britain’s health service is plagued by an endless stream of deviants who are a ‘burden’ on its resources. Otherwise known as patients, they are the drinkers, smokers and fatsos who, we are told, will bring the NHS to its knees unless lifestyles are regulated by the state.

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