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British Poll Shows People Denying Weight Problems

Susan Farley
Published Online: Wednesday, March 1, 2006   [ Request Print ]

A poll conducted by the charity Cancer Research UK revealed that most obese people are unconcerned about their weight and not interested in losing weight even if it would improve their overall health. Four thousand people were polled, and more than half were either overweight or obese. Of those, 25% were not worried about their weight and the problems associated with increased weight. Of the overweight and obese segment questioned, nearly 80% did not appreciate the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. In fact, many did not know their current weight, nor did they realize the cancer risks that an unhealthy weight can cause. The charity's director of information, Lesley Walker, PhD, remarked, "These results show far too many of those at greatest risk are choosing to ignore their weight. It's worrying to think that people are in denial about their weight."

Ms. Farley is a freelance medical writer based in Wakefield, RI.


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