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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

David Roberts

Intersting argument, but it does seem to give too much weight (sorry) to the whole life medical costs rather than the rolling costs year on year.

It may be some minor consolation that a 30 year old obese alchoholic smoker may only be a burden on the health service for the next 30 years instead of 60, but the health service does need the funding for the shorter term higher cost support.

Agreed that the report is unlikely to be supremely unbiased.

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