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Obesity as big a health risk to women 'as terrorism' and how a drink or two may stave off dementia

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines

The Government’s advisor on medical matters wants the obesity epidemic to be treated as a ‘national risk’ alongside terrorism, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies is urging women in particular to slim down and warning that the problem of obesity threatens to ‘overwhelm the NHS and cripple society’s productivity’, says the paper.

The Sun can’t resist the opportunity to declare ‘Aporkerlypse Now’ in its front-page headline on the same story.

Elsewhere the Daily Express gives readers some Christmas cheer with news that a ‘drink or two can help head off Alzheimer’s’.

Apparently a study has found people who drank the equivalent of three to 4.5 units a day were less likely to die than those who drank only occasionally or in excess.

 

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