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2 (*) British Dietetic Association’s leaflet “Want to lose weight & keep it off…?” (
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7 One of the forecasts of the UK Foresight Report: “Tackling Obesities: Future Choices”, (October 2007).

"The Obesity Epidemic is the most comprehensive demolition job on the arrogance and ignorance of the health profession I have ever read".
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