More than half of Kingston adults are overweight or obese

More than half of adult Kingstonians are overweight or obese, official figures show.

More than half of adult Kingstonians are overweight or obese, official figures show.

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

More than half of adult Kingstonians are overweight or obese, official figures show.

Chubby residents could be at increased risk of heart disease and cancers, according to Public Health England.

The body’s statistics show 55.1 per cent of adults in the borough are overweight or obese.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, its London regional director, said: “There is no silver bullet to reducing obesity. It is an issue that requires action at national, local, family and individual level.

“This new data will enable local authorities to monitor progress towards our shared ambition of achieving a downward trend in excess weight by 2020.”

The authority said problems associated with being overweight or obese cost the NHS more than £5bn each year.

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12:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

Nonsense. There's plenty of fatties in KOT, but no way 55%. Never forget that quangos like Public Health England have a huge vested interest in talking-up the numbers.
Nonsense. There's plenty of fatties in KOT, but no way 55%. Never forget that quangos like Public Health England have a huge vested interest in talking-up the numbers. kingstonpaul
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5:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

SteveC1964 says...

I can't help wondering whether Public Health England are including Surbiton, Chessington, Old Malden, New Malden, Norbiton and Hook in this statistic.
I can't help wondering whether Public Health England are including Surbiton, Chessington, Old Malden, New Malden, Norbiton and Hook in this statistic. SteveC1964
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6:51pm Sat 8 Feb 14

DB says...

SteveC1964 wrote:
I can't help wondering whether Public Health England are including Surbiton, Chessington, Old Malden, New Malden, Norbiton and Hook in this statistic.
I'd expect so. This type of survey always seems to be done at authority level, so I can't see why this one would be any different.

Would you expect residents of those areas to be any different on average?
[quote][p][bold]SteveC1964[/bold] wrote: I can't help wondering whether Public Health England are including Surbiton, Chessington, Old Malden, New Malden, Norbiton and Hook in this statistic.[/p][/quote]I'd expect so. This type of survey always seems to be done at authority level, so I can't see why this one would be any different. Would you expect residents of those areas to be any different on average? DB
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