Mapping: BIS - Tackling Obesities

The rapid increase in the number of obese people in the UK is a major challenge, over half of the UK adult population could be obese by 2050. The economic implications are substantial. The NHS costs attributable to overweight and obesity are projected to double to £10 billion per year by 2050. The wider costs to society and business are estimated to reach £49.9 billion per year (at today’s prices).The UK Government’s Foresight programme in the Government Offi ce for Science was asked to consider how society might deliver a sustainable response to obesity in the UK over the next 40 years. Government. The Tackling Obesities: Future Choices project has involved over 300 experts and stakeholders, has extensively reviewed the evidence base and used a variety of futures techniques to help identify possible solutions.

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http://www.bis.gov.uk/foresight/our-work/projects/published-projects/tackling-obesities

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