Obesity, Weight Problems


obesity.jpgIt is estimated that in the UK 60.8% of adults and 31.1% of children are overweight, and based on 2009 figures, that almost a quarter of adults (22% of men and 24% of women) in England were classified as obese, leading some experts to state that obesity is responsible for more ill health than smoking. 


Those who are significantly overweight are at risk of developing a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including type 2 diabetes; heart disease; and some cancers, such as breast, colon and prostrate cancers; and as many as 30,000 people die prematurely every year from obesity-related conditions. Weight problems can also trigger high blood pressure and lead to gallstones, arthritis and infertility and damage the quality of your life by triggering stress, anxiety and depression.


If you are overweight or obese and looking for help and support in tackling this problem, then The Community Programme can help you by putting you in touch with those organisations and services providing information, advice and practical help with any weight related issues or concerns.


The Community Programme can also help you to find support groups in your area, where you can speak with and learn from the experiences of others similarly affected. 


If you need practical help and support or specialist advice with this issue, please act now and contact one of the organisations listed by The Community Programme. 

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