Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Obesity has become 'the new smoking' and will fuel weight-related cancers, head of NHS warns

Obesity has become 'the new smoking' and will fuel weight-related cancers, head of NHS warns Obesity has become “the new smoking” and is set to fuel double the number of weight-related cancers within two decades, the head of the NHS today warns.

Simon Stevens raised fears that the UK is apeing the United States, as medics warned that today’s deadly lifestyles could set back decades of medical advances.

The NHS forecasts show that by 2035, the health service is set to be treating more than 40,000 cases of cancer linked to excess weight - a rise from around 22,800 in 2015. The Daily Telegraph

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