Boris Johnson is planning a war on obesity after deciding his own touch-and-go battle with coronavirus was exacerbated by him being overweight.
Boris Johnson is determined to get Britain cycling, colleagues claim, as he declares war on fat following his brush with coronavirus.
And with one in three British adults now clinically obese, the UK has one of the highest rates in the world.
A major study in Glasgow last week found obesity may double the risk of needing hospitalisation for COVID-19.
And Oxford University research has found those who are morbidly obese are three times as likely to die of coronavirus.
The news came after official figures revealed one-in-four UK coronavirus fatalities had diabetes – a condition often linked to obesity.
It's also closely connected with obesity, which has been recognised as potential risk factors for suffering severe COVID-19 complications. »