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WORLD OBESITY DAY: It’s time to change the way we think about obesity

 

In the North East, around 76% of men and 61% of women are overweight.

Despite decades of government campaigns encouraging us to eat healthier and do more exercise, the problem continues to grow, with many believing that the stigma and misunderstandings around the condition are hindering any kind of meaningful progress.

Professor David Kerrigan, president of the British obesity and metabolic surgery society,  says it's crucial to re-evaluate how we look at obesity, before the NHS hits breaking point.


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