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The obesity epidemic is spreading more rapidly than expected, but many people don’t even recognise that they are too heavy

Lordan, Grace (2014) The obesity epidemic is spreading more rapidly than expected, but many people don’t even recognise that they are too heavy. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recently, it has been shown that the average Briton exercises far less than is recommended and that obesity is on the rise. Grace Lordan quantifies some of the costs of obesity and some of the obstacles that stand in the way of exercise. Importantly, many overweight individuals do not even recognise that they are overweight, and so perhaps a first step is to begin telling people that they need to lose weight, either through their GP, a national campaign of information or by providing the right kind of incentives to individuals.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73872

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