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Up to 40,000 deaths could be averted in UK alone if obesity was eliminated, or 9,400 if rising obesity was halted

Thousands of early deaths from cancer, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes could be avoided if obesity was stabilised or brought to an end by 2030, helping to attain the global sustainable development goals, research shows.

In the UK alone, 40,000 premature deaths would be avoided if there were no more obesity within the next decade. In a more plausible scenario, where the rise in obesity is halted but it continues at the current level, there would be 9,400 fewer deaths, says a study presented at the European Congress of Obesity in Glasgow.

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The Guardian

 

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