Mark A. Green

About Mark A. Green

Dr. Mark A. Green is a Lecturer in Health Geography at the University of Liverpool, UK. Mark's primary research avenue surrounds exploring population health with regards to the associations between body weight, physical activity and (chronic) health outcomes.

Are We Really Getting Fatter? Evidence From England, 1992-2013

One in four adults in England are currently estimated to obese. This figure has tripled since the 1980s and follows similar trends internationally. This is important since excess body weight is associated with multiple adverse health outcomes including Type II Diabetes, Stroke, Osteoarthritis and Depression. This places considerable burden on health services costing the NHS over £5 billion annually. If trends continue, this figure is set to increase.

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