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Changing demographics, not obesity, is the real crisis for the NHS


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The IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented in the Daily Express about the cost of obesity to the NHS.

“We heard all this stuff about smoking a couple of years ago and people say ‘oh smoking costs the NHS’. It doesn’t – for the same reason, obesity doesn’t cost the NHS and governments, in particular, a great deal of money because there are a lot of savings that go along with the costs.

“The real crisis the NHS is facing is the ageing population.”

Read the full article here.



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