Friday, 28 October 2011

Britain is a country with more and more fat old men with diabetes

The Daily Mail newspaper announced yesterday that :
England is in the grip of an epidemic of pensioner obesity.

Figures, published by the National Health Service Information Centre show that :

* the number of old people admitted to hospital because they are 'dangerously fat' has soared almost ten-fold in five years.

* 1,102 people aged between 60 and 74 ended up in a hospital bed in 2009/10 as a direct result of their weight, up from 118 in 2004/05 – a rise of 834%.

* the figures are likely to be the 'tip of the iceberg' because they only include those admitted with a primary diagnosis of 'obesity' and thousands more 'grossly overweight' people will have entered hospital with heart disease, strokes, diabetes and some cancers brought on by their size.


  1. When did you get the new red wheelbarrow for the garden?

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