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UK-wide report finds savage cuts in funding to tackle country’s growing health and obesity problem.

AN influential obesity charity is calling for the new Government to establish a Department of Obesity to tackle the “epidemic” facing the UK today.

The UK Charity HOOP UK (Helping Overcome Obesity Problems) made the call following shocking new figures revealed in its latest report that has uncovered savage cuts in public spending on obesity throughout 2014 – despite politicians’ headlines and hand-wringing on the subject.

The 2015 HOOP Report used Freedom of Information requests across the country to discover how much funding was currently available via Local Authorities for the treatment of obesity as a health issue.

A total of 132 local authorities responded and revealed:

• On average...

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