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Preventing obesity in primary care

Preventing obesity in primary care


Sandra Drummond
BSc(Hons) PhD RPHNutr
Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Nutrition
Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences Department
Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh

One of the largest diet and nutrition surveys carried out in 2001 indicated that over half of all men and women were overweight and 25% of men and 20% of women were clinically obese.(1) Worryingly, the increase in obesity is occurring across all age groups, including young school children and adolescents.(2)

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