Obesity in the UK | Fear of offending obese people could bankrupt NHSUK councils

Obesity is costing society billions of pounds in council-funded social care, according to the UK’s Local Government Association, which points out that annual spending on obesity and diabetes is greater than on police, the fire service and the judiciary combined.

Nearly a quarter of adults in the UK are classified as obese, with that rate expected to rise to a third by 2024.