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Attitudes to Obesity: Findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes Survey

Creator:

Curtice J. Public Health England (PHE)

Subject Keywords: Overweight, Obesity, Attitudes, Body image, Body Mass Index, BMI
Topic: Obesity
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

This paper presents new findings on attitudes in Britain towards obesity and what might be done to reduce its prevalence. Despite appreciating some of the health risks, people tend not to recognise obesity when it does exist – and especially so in men. Obesity is frequently regarded as a problem for individuals and health care professionals rather than society more generally, and those who are obese are often stigmatised. There is significant support for actions aimed at reducing levels of obesity.

 

Date:

01/12/2016

DOI:

10.14655/11971-1052122

Rights: © PHE
Suggested citation:

Curtice J. Public Health England (PHE). (2016) Attitudes to Obesity: Findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes Survey [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1052122 [Accessed: 21st November 2019].

  

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