Weighing in on obesity


SOUTH ASIANS MUST BE VIGILANT ABOUT MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE by DR ALISON TEDSTONEChief nutritionist at PublicHeath England (PHE) WE HAVE an obesity crisis in Britain. A third of children in Year 6 and two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, and this is having an impact on health and social care services, as well as our nation’s economic productivity. Adults are estimated to consume between 200- 300 excess calories per day, while some overweight and obese children are consuming up to 500 excess calories daily. Over time, these extra calories build up and can cause unhealthy weight gain Excess…

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