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  • Disease dilemmas

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Overweight England struggles to break the ‘junk food cycle’

  • With reference to the chart ‘The UK has higher levels of obesity than other European countries’, examine the data on prevalence of obesity in the UK in relation to other countries

  • Outline the steps academics argue are required to lower obesity rates in the UK

  • To what extent is the food and drink industry responsible for the levels of obesity in the UK?    

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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