There’s an amusing letter in today’s Financial Times. It reads:
Is obesity in the United States going up, down, or nowhere much at all?
Slimming World warned last week that people in the East Midlands are the fattest in the UK, while those in London are the slimmest. None are exactly svelte, mind.
English children aren’t getting any thinner – but neither are they getting any fatter. That’s the message from the latest results from the National Child Measurement Programme.
The medical literature is riddled with biases, mostly cleverly concealed. But here’s a great new name for a bias that has hitherto gone incognito.
Obesity trends in children are levelling off, says the National Heart Forum in a new report. Hooray, we’re not going to be quite as fat in 2020 as we thought we were.