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Death rate due to obesity exceeds deaths due to smoking in England

Researchers from the University of Glasgow examined health data from 192,239 British and Scottish adults from 2003 to 2017.

In the same period, it was determined that deaths due to smoking decreased from 23.1 percent to 19.4 percent, and deaths due to obesity and excess body fat increased from 17.9 percent to 23.1 percent.

“Smoking has been the main target of public health interventions for many years, as smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death. Smoking has fallen in the UK. On the other hand, obesity has risen,” said Jill Pell, author of the study. used the expressions.

Drawing attention to the fact that obesity causes cancer and cardiovascular diseases, deaths due to this increase, Pell emphasized that developing national strategies against obesity should be a public health priority.

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