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Obesity remark just takes the biscuit

I read 'Government website to compare practices' quality of care'' with interest. A London Health Observatory spokesperson queried: 'If there is a high level of obesity (in a specific area), what is causing it? Is it the GP practice or the PCT?'

Perhaps they should polish their telescope.

They would then discover the cause of the problem is, in fact, the high numbers of calories those obese people consume.

Please let's not medicalise this issue any more. We GPs have enough on our plates. Let the Government encourage the obese population to have less on theirs.

From Dr Mark Bancroft-Livingston, Gloucester

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