Friday, September 19, 2008

Obesity Goes Above 20% Among Adults - Smoking Ban Working, Wales

“Commenting on figures in The Welsh Health Survey that showed the level of obesity in Welsh adults went above 20% for the first time last year, Welsh Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, Jenny Randerson AM said: ‘The fact that obesity in Wales is continuing its upwards rise and is not slowing is deeply worrying. This breaking through of the significant barrier of 20% of the entire adult population being obese shows there is a crisis very much alive in Wales and the Assembly Government's strategy is not having the desired effect. We are now very close to 60% of adults being overweight. These are deeply troubling statistics.’”

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