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Number of people with obesity almost doubles in 20 years

The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years, according to new analysis from Diabetes UK.

The charity estimates that there are now 13 million people over the age of 16 with a BMI of 30 or above which classifies as obese, an increase of more than 6 million since 1997.