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November 13, 2023
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New healthy weight position statement

The UK has the fourth highest level of people living with obesity in Europe. Obesity is directly responsible for at least 200,000 new cancer cases annually and around a third of children in their final year of primary school overweight or living with obesity.

To mark Sugar Awareness Week, we have published our new healthy weight policy position statement. In it, we outline key national and local recommendations which, if implemented, could help to reduce the number of people living with obesity in the UK and create a healthier environment where people are able to live longer, healthier lives.

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