Spare tyre health risk ignored – Active Fat campaigners

Source: BBC Health, 20th April 2010

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Date of publication: April 2010

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A survey of 2085 people revealed that 97% were unaware of the health dangers of carrying excess weight around their waist. A wider waistline puts people at higher risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Three leading charities have launched the Active Fat campaign to raise awareness of the dangers, and to call for standard labelling on food.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Active Fat, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK

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