Obesity - 'disastrous consequences' for health service


Northern Ireland faces a "tsunami" of obesity-related diseases with which the health service will struggle to cope.

That is the stark warning from Dr Mike Ryan, who runs a weight management clinic in the Northern Health Trust.

In the past year more than 2,000 referrals have been made to his clinic. A two-year-old is currently being treated.

BBC Newsline's health correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.

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