Obesity has become ‘a national threat’ to the UK like terrorism
Telegraph, Friday 11th December 2015
Obesity poses such a threat to the country that it should be treated as a “national risk” alongside terrorism, the country’s most senior doctor has warned. Chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, urged women in particular to take steps to slim down – warning that rising levels of obesity in pregnancy are jeopardising the health of future generations. She said that the problem is becoming so deadly that it is now threatening to overwhelm the NHS and cripple society’s productivity.