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29/11/2012

Duration:
1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 November 2012

Obesity is costing Northern Ireland more than £1m a day according to an official report published today. The major study issued by cross border body safefood has put the annual bill at a £370m. About a quarter of that figure involves direct healthcare costs i.e. hospital in-patient.
The total also involves economic costs like reduced or lost productivity and absenteeism in the workplace but just what can be done to tackle the problem - that we're told is getting steadily worse?

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