Hospital admissions related to obesity up 30 per cent in a year, says The NHS Information Centre

The number of recorded hospital admissions related to obesity rose by more than 30 per cent last year, says a report from The NHS Information Centre out today.

The number of admissions related to obesity increased from nearly 8,000 in 2008/09 to nearly 10,600 in 2009/10.

The number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England specifically to combat obesity also increased from 1.28 million in 2008 to 1.45 million in 2009 – a rise of 13 per cent.

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