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UK obesity costs NHS £5.1 billion per year but overall the figure is closer to £ 16bn

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 - 22:53 UTC
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Obesity costs the United Kingdom National Health Service, NHS £5.1 billion per year, according to latest estimates. But National Audit Office (NAO) figures suggest obesity is not solely a burden on the NHS. Read full article


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  • CabezaDura2

    Damn the burger & beer looks good.... The fatty boy should at least do 5 hours of exercise per week it’s not that much when you come to think about it. IMO public healthcare services in the future should require a minimum amount of exercise done according to the ability of each patient per month for enabling to get treatment for free for obesity related illnesses.... As always I have the solution for everything.

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nololly

    And, the fattest town is….. Dunoon. Mr Blobby has been spotted there blowing bagpipes…

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 11:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Are you my fan club or stalker...?
    I have negligible fat...but plenty of muscle...if that's your.. “thing”

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “A report says OBESITY can AFFECT a person’s ability to work and their underlying MENTAL HEALTH.”

    now i understand the limited mental ability many people here have.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 01:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @4 'here' being Argentina? That is a bit harsh.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    jaja elaine
    here in this 3rd class british newspaper.
    you know, british = obese

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @6 There are plenty of butterball-Maradona-look-a-likes waddling around Argentina. You must have seen them. I have.

    I think the mental health being referred to here is depression. Exercise is very successful as part of the treatment depression and generally lifting the spirit.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    there are some maradona look-alikes, but the vast majority of us are gorgeous.
    well, at least our girls

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @8 The vast majority must hide indoors then and never go out. I lived there and expected it to be full of travel-myth-beauties. It most definitely is not, even allowing for the fact that 97% are of European heritage. I haven't read your link but I hardly think a travel journal is very scientific.

    Maradona aside, I'll raise you a Tevez. We could play this all day but my point is you misunderstood the article but thought you would play a cheap shot and missed. Back to the pavilion.


    Feb 06th, 2014 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “ The vast majority must hide indoors then and never go out. I lived there”

    well, there are some quarters where people is not very good looking, for instance where maradona and tevez were born.
    probably you lived there while you were in buenos aires?

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @10 Now, you know that is not true. I have said many times where I lived and where I stayed on short trips. I also visited everywhere from the slums to middle class barrios to attending the polo matches. I got a pretty good look across the economic classes.

    You may want to project the idea that your streets are full of beautiful European looking people but, like everywhere, there are a mix of people. But you were not really talking about how people looked. You misunderstood the article.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    11) Over 56% of Argentines have at least one or more indian ansestor 8 years ago...And they will be much more in the future because the middle class has idle growth while the low class reproduces like rabbits

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @12 Interesting.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    are you sure you lived here?

    polo fields are not located in slums.
    you have the tortugas polo club, the hurlingham polo club, the campo argentino in palermo, the jockey club in san isidro, the several clubs in pilar: centauros, ellerstina, el paraíso, etc, none of them could be considered exactly a slum.
    or the polo clubs in the rural area: la martina, coronel suarez, etc.

    well, an islander living here sounded pretty weird

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @14 What? I say, what?

    Let me help you understand. “I visited everywhere FROM slums TO middle class barrios TO attending polo matches”. Where do you get a polo field in a slum from that?

    Now I know you have problems with comprehension I shall take that into consideration when responding to you.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    well, you need to learn how to use the comma then.
    to separate three or more elements in a serie, you have to use commas.
    from slums to middle class barrios: you don´t need a comma.
    from the slums to middle class barrios to attending polo matches: is confuse, you need a comma.
    go back to school

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Ah, so you did understand but you decided to be contrary. O.K.

    The format I used is perfectly acceptable.

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    gastric bands will become available on the NHS, it is cheaper in the long tun

    Feb 06th, 2014 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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