Obesity is all rather alarming, and the government reckons that there will a huge cost to the nation as well as a huge cost in life if we don't tackle the problem seriously now.
But how much do you know about the reality of obsity and how it just may affect you? Well, we have put together 10 simple questions on the issue here - or are they that simple..?
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