The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies’s latest annual report covers many aspects of women’s health (sadly excluding dementia), and points to obesity as being perhaps the biggest threat to population health. Statistics show that 56.4% of women aged 34-44 (and 62% of women aged 45-54) in England were classifiable as overweight or obese in 2013.
The report addresses missed opportunities for improving the health of women. It supplies evidence for recommending better treatment of ovarian cancer and more open discussion about incontinence problems.
Obesity ‘biggest threat to women’s health’ in England. London: BBC Health News, December 11th 2015.
This relates to:
Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2014. The Health of the 51%: Women. London: Department of Health, December 10th 2015.
Possibly also of interest:
Millions ‘suffer in silence’ with incontinence. London: BBC Health News, December 28th 2015.