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What is the extent of obesity in the UK?

2/3 of adults and 1/3 of 11-15 year olds are obese or overweight


What are the co-morbidities associated with obesity in adults and children/teenagers?

• Adults – T2DM, CHD, hypertension, various cancers, OA, stroke
• Children/teenagers – hypertension, hyperinsulinaemia, dyslipidaemia, T2DM, isolation and orthopaedic problems


Outline the co-morbidities from diabetes

CV disease, kidney disease, eye disease, amputation, depression, neuropathy, sexual dysfunction, complications in pregnancy, life expectancy and mortality