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Predictions that half the British population will be obese by 2050 “underestimate” the scale of the obesity crisis, a report suggests.

The UK is in danger of surpassing predictions of a 2007 report which estimated that 50% of the nation would be obese by 2050, the National Obesity Forum said.

Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said: “We’re now seven years on from the Foresight Report.

“Not only is the obesity situation in the UK not improving, but the doomsday scenario set out in that report might underestimate the true scale of the problem.”

 

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