Dame Sally Davies
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Obesity: Chief medical officer says honesty needed

England's chief medical officer says that people need to be honest with themselves about what they eat and drink, in order to tackle rising obesity levels.

Launching the government's obesity strategy, Dame Sally Davies stressed that people needed to understand that "all our weight comes off a plate."

Ministers said it was up to individuals to make sure they consume less and exercise more, claiming that on average adults are exceeding their calorie intake by 10%.

  • 13 Oct 2011
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