It is currently reported that 66 per cent of UK adults are either overweight or obese but based on our research, it is more likely to be at least 75 per cent. This clearly highlights that health care professionals must adopt body composition monitoring at an individual level to avoid mis-classifying patients with excess body fat as non-obese. If we do, we miss the opportunity to intervene and reduce the health risk in such individuals.

Do miss the opportunity, please! What’s next, mandatory exercise in front of the telescreen?

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  1. Listening to the Vine show has revealed that the National Obesity Forum proposes:

    – Forcibly institutionalising overweight children while reeducating the parents.
    – In-utero genetic testing in concert with a childhood weight management programme.

    I’m listening now to an obviously loving parent who has struggled with her child’s obesity for several years. She is clearly upset and offended by the suggestion that she is an abusive parent.

    So, where does all this lead?

  2. Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. — C. S. Lewis