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The Counterweight programme: tackling obesity in primary care

Alison J. Hudson, RGN, RM.Practice Nurse, Manor Park Surgery, Leeds, West YorkshireThe incidence of obesity is increasing in the UK (National Audit Office, 2001). Since 50% of obese people have at least one associated health problem, this has significant implications for both the health of the nation and for the NHS (Royal College of Physicians, 2003).

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