Research highlights demand for technology to combat obesity

16 October 2014

According to recent research by AXA PPP healthcare, obesity is now the number one public health concern.

Over 2,000 adults were surveyed online earlier this month. It was found that although cancer and heart disease cause the most deaths in the UK each year, it is obesity that people are most concerned about. Those surveyed believe obesity should be a priority in the development of health technologies.

The survey showed that 57% of respondents were most concerned with tackling the rising issue of obesity, compared to Diabetes (15%), Cancer (9%) and Heart Disease (8%).

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