Brits opt for compulsory fat checks

April 7, 2009

Looks like the Nanny State in Britain is cranking up its assault on fatties.

Everyone aged between 40 and 74 will be called in to their GP for a ‘fat test’ and prescribed weight management and exercise if they are found to be overweight, under a new Government drive on obesity.

The checks will involve taking height and weight measurements and plotting body mass index .

The NHS Health Checks aim to identify an individual’s risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease with a personal assessment and tailored advice.

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