Prof Tony Leeds
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'Army of medics' required to tackle obesity

Britons are increasingly affected by obesity-related problems, yet GPs and their colleagues in primary care struggle to offer effective solutions, an obesity expert has warned.

Professor Tony Leeds said that an army of obesity GPs, nurses and dietitians was needed to tackle the epidemic.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said it was important to think about a long-term strategy to deal with the growing problem.

  • 22 Jul 2011
  • From the section Health
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