Yup. Another worthless time-wasting "study".
Note that they don't say "79% of over 50s overweight or obese"? Doesn't have that element of shock to scare the plebs?
I know quite a few over 50s. One or two may be slightly close to the red line, but the rest are most definitely not even overweight.
On the other hand, if I use that discredited BMI rubbish then I am marginally overweight, but according to Doc [whose opinion I would class as considerably more reliable] I am an ideal weight for my height. So they can go fuck themselves with their scary headlines – they aren't remotely true.
I am trying hard to find some justification for this "study". What can anyone hope to gain by it? Whose fucking business is it anyway how much exercise we take, or how many pills we pop? Who fucking cares if we enjoy a few pints or a smoke? Why can't they ask sensible useful questions for their reports, like our opinion of useless fucking studies or our opinion of the Nanny State?
I see that overweight slob Reilly has his nose in it already. It's an awful pity he can't do his fucking job and sort out the health service instead of trying to find more ways to bully us into "good health".
"However, I am also struck by some worrying trends, particularly the levels of non-communicable diseases and their co-morbidities." It's a crying shame you aren't struck by something else, like a baseball bat or a number 49 bus.
As far as I can see, this is just piling up more excuses for the Bully State to nag, cajole and nanny us into a state of bland miserable colourless existence where death will come as a blessing.
They can all go roger themselves.