Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 11th, 2005
National Men's Health Week in mid-June 2005, aimed to raise awareness of the staggering increase in male weight problems that, left unchecked, will have massive consequences for their health. Currently, some 14,000 male deaths a year are directly attributable to obesity. This figure is set to increase as the problem escalates, precipitating a devastating cost, both in terms of those affected and the health service.
About two thirds of men (65%) currently have a body mass index of more than 25 (the conventional indicator of an...
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